SUSE-SU-2020:3152-1: important: Security update for apache-commons-httpclient

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Wed Nov 4 07:19:10 MST 2020

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for apache-commons-httpclient

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2020:3152-1
Rating:             important
References:         #1178171 #945190 
Cross-References:   CVE-2014-3577 CVE-2015-5262
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2

   An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.


   This update for apache-commons-httpclient fixes the following issues:

   - http/conn/ssl/ ignores the
     http.socket.timeout configuration setting during an SSL handshake, which
     allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (HTTPS call hang)
     via unspecified vectors. [bsc#945190, CVE-2015-5262]
   - org.apache.http.conn.ssl.AbstractVerifier does not properly 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 MITM
     attackers to spoof SSL servers via a "CN=" string in a field in the
     distinguished name (DN)
       of a certificate. [bsc#1178171, CVE-2014-3577]

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods
   like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".

   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2020-3152=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2 (noarch):



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