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From Alberto Fernández (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HTTPCLIENT-1265) Insercure certificate validation CVE-2012-5783
Date Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:12:57 GMT
Alberto Fernández created HTTPCLIENT-1265:
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             Summary: Insercure certificate validation CVE-2012-5783
                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1265
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1265
             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: HttpClient
    Affects Versions: 3.1 Final
         Environment: All
            Reporter: Alberto Fernández


See.
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~shmat/shmat_ccs12.pdf

Using JSSE you must manually validate server name you're connecting to matches one of the
names provided by the certificate. So you can detect a man-in-the-middle type attack with
a valid certificado for other site.

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-5783

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