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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: redhat-support-plugin-rhev security update
28 February 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
Unauthorised Access -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-5783
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: redhat-support-plugin-rhev security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:0224-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0224.html
Issue date: 2014-02-27
CVE Names: CVE-2012-5783
An updated redhat-support-plugin-rhev package that fixes one security issue
is now available.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
RHEV-M 3.3 - noarch
The Red Hat Support plug-in for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is a new
feature which offers seamless integrated access to Red Hat Access services
from the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Administration Portal. The
plug-in provides automated functionality that enables quicker help,
answers, and proactive services. It offers easy and instant access to Red
Hat exclusive knowledge, resources, engagement, and diagnostic features.
Detailed information about this plug-in can be found in the Red Hat
Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/425603
The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component did not verify that the server
hostname matched the domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or
subjectAltName field in X.509 certificates. This could allow a
man-in-the-middle attacker to spoof an SSL server if they had a certificate
that was valid for any domain name. (CVE-2012-5783)
All users of the Red Hat Support plug-in on Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization Manager are advised to install this updated package, which
fixes this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
873317 - CVE-2012-5783 jakarta-commons-httpclient: missing connection hostname check against X.509 certificate name
6. Package List:
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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