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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-5783

Original release date: 11/04/2012
Last revised: 11/24/2015


Apache 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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0681
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0638
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1147
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2014:0224
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0679
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0682
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0354
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1853
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0622
External Source: XF
Name: apache-commons-ssl-spoofing(79984)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0680
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0623
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~shmat/shmat_ccs12.pdf
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0270
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2769-1

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