Improper Certificate Validation Affecting commons-httpclient:commons-httpclient package, versions [0,]


0.0
medium

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
NVD  medium
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RHEL
3.7 low

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JAVA-COMMONSHTTPCLIENT-30083
  • published 25 Mar 2013
  • disclosed 4 Nov 2012
  • credit Unknown

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for commons-httpclient:commons-httpclient.

Overview

commons-httpclient:commons-httpclient is a HttpClient component of the Apache HttpComponents project.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Certificate Validation due to not verifying that the requesting server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate. This allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.