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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-5783

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.
Publish Date : 2012-11-04 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013-0270 -- jakarta-commons-httpclient security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27584 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013:0270: jakarta-commons-httpclient security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23325 unix
ELSA-2013:0270: jakarta-commons-httpclient security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23687 unix
RHSA-2013:0270: jakarta-commons-httpclient security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21046 unix
RHSA-2013:0270: jakarta-commons-httpclient security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20130270 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:0610-1 -- Security update for jakarta oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26049 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-5783

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Amazon Flexible Payments Service - Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Commons-httpclient 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Amazon Flexible Payments Service 1
Apache Commons-httpclient 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 3

- References For CVE-2012-5783
XF apache-commons-ssl-spoofing(79984)
REDHAT RHSA-2017:0868
BID 58073 Apache Commons HttpClient CVE-2012-5783 SSL Certificate Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2017-04-13
REDHAT RHSA-2014:0224
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0354
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1147
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1853
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0638
REDHAT RHSA-2013:0680
REDHAT RHSA-2013:0682
REDHAT RHSA-2013:0270
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0623
REDHAT RHSA-2013:0679
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0622

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-5783

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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