Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1261538
CVE-2015-5262 jakarta-commons-httpclient, httpcomponents-core: missing HTTPS connection timeout
Last modified: 2015-12-03 10:35:03 EST
It was discovered that Apache HttpClient did not apply a configured
connection or read timeout during the initial handshake of an HTTPS
connection. As a result, HTTPS connection could get stuck, causing
a denial of service if multiple such connections accumulate.
Originally reported in bug 1259892
I could not reproduce this issue with HttpClient 4.2.x, mostly due to lack of relevant APIs. According to the upstream report, it was fixed in version 4.3.6 of the 4.3.x branch.
Created jakarta-commons-httpclient tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1262207]
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-23.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-23.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-20.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.