Apache Commons Components HttpClient up to 4.3.5 HTTPS Timeout resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Apache Commons Components HttpClient up to 4.3.5. It has been classified as problematic. This affects some unknown functionality of the component HTTPS Timeout Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was disclosed 10/05/2015 as confirmed entry (SVN). The advisory is shared at commons.apache.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-5262 since 07/01/2015. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86229 (Fedora 22 : jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-23.fc22 (2015-15589)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196269 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Commons-httpclient Vulnerabilities (USN-2769-1)).

Upgrading to version 4.3.6 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86229).






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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 86229
Nessus Name: Fedora 22 : jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-23.fc22 (2015-15589)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for jakarta-commons-httpclient FEDORA-2015-15589
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Commons Components HttpClient 4.3.6


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Vendor: apache.org

Advisory: USN-2769-1
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-5262 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033743
Vulnerability Center: 53363 - jakarta-commons-httpclient before 3.1 Remote DoS Vulnerability in SO_TIMEOUT, Medium


Created: 10/07/2015 11:49 AM
Updated: 06/20/2022 09:42 AM
Changes: 10/07/2015 11:49 AM (63), 02/13/2018 07:21 AM (6), 06/20/2022 09:40 AM (4), 06/20/2022 09:42 AM (1)
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