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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.1505
             Important: httpcomponents-client security update
                             4 September 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           httpcomponents-client
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS/Desktop 7
Impact/Access:     Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Unauthorised Access            -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3577  

Reference:         ESB-2014.1426
                   ESB-2014.1410

Original Bulletin: 
   https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1146.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: httpcomponents-client security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:1146-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1146.html
Issue date:        2014-09-03
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3577 
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1. Summary:

Updated httpcomponents-client packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7) - noarch

3. Description:

HttpClient is an HTTP/1.1 compliant HTTP agent implementation based on
httpcomponents HttpCore.

It was discovered that the HttpClient incorrectly extracted host name from
an X.509 certificate subject's Common Name (CN) field. A man-in-the-middle
attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a specially
crafted X.509 certificate. (CVE-2014-3577)

For additional information on this flaw, refer to the Knowledgebase
article in the References section.

All httpcomponents-client users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

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
https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1129074 - CVE-2014-3577 Apache HttpComponents client: SSL hostname verification bypass, incomplete CVE-2012-6153 fix

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7):

Source:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.src.rpm

noarch:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm
httpcomponents-client-javadoc-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7):

Source:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.src.rpm

noarch:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm
httpcomponents-client-javadoc-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7):

Source:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.src.rpm

noarch:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7):

Source:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.src.rpm

noarch:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm
httpcomponents-client-javadoc-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7):

Source:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.src.rpm

noarch:
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7):

noarch:
httpcomponents-client-javadoc-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-3577.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1165533

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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