Bug 1261538 - (CVE-2015-5262) CVE-2015-5262 jakarta-commons-httpclient, httpcomponents-core: missing HTTPS connection timeout
CVE-2015-5262 jakarta-commons-httpclient, httpcomponents-core: missing HTTPS ...
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=low,public=20150903,reported=2...
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Depends On: 1259892 1262210 1262211 1262214 1262207
Blocks: 1260680
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Reported: 2015-09-09 11:03 EDT by Florian Weimer
Modified: 2015-12-03 10:35 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-09-25 02:21:44 EDT
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Apache JIRA HTTPCLIENT-1478 None None None Never

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Description Florian Weimer 2015-09-09 11:03:59 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Florian Weimer 2015-09-09 11:09:13 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Martin Prpič 2015-09-10 03:20:40 EDT
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https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1478
Comment 7 Florian Weimer 2015-09-11 03:41:30 EDT
Created jakarta-commons-httpclient tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1262207]
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2015-10-01 12:06:24 EDT
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.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2015-10-01 14:51:17 EDT
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.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2015-10-01 16:23:11 EDT
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.

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