CVE-2012-5783

NameCVE-2012-5783
DescriptionApache Commons HttpClient 3.x, as used in Amazon Flexible Payments Service (FPS) merchant Java SDK and other products, does not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-222-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs692442

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
commons-httpclient (PTS)wheezy3.1-10.2+deb7u2fixed
jessie3.1-11+deb8u1fixed
stretch3.1-12fixed
buster, sid3.1-13fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
commons-httpclientsource(unstable)3.1-10.1medium692442
commons-httpclientsourcesqueeze3.1-9+deb6u1mediumDLA-222-1

Notes

[wheezy] - commons-httpclient <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - commons-httpclient <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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