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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3.1 GA release (corrected)
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:53:56 GMT
The HttpComponents project is pleased to announce 4.3.1 GA release of
Apache HttpClient. This is a bug fix release that addresses a number
issues reported since release 4.3 including a major regression in the
area of SSL security. Due to this regression HttpClient instances
created without an explicit hostname verifier perform no hostname
verification making SSL/TLS communication potentially vulnerable to
man-in-the-middle type of exploits. Please note this regression exists
in version 4.3 only and does not affect previous releases in the 4.2 and
4.3 branches. 

All users of HttpClient 4.3 are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

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Download -
<http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi>

Release notes -
<http://www.apache.org/dist/httpcomponents/httpclient/RELEASE_NOTES-4.3.x.txt>

HttpComponents site -
<http://hc.apache.org/>

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About Apache HttpClient

Although the java.net package provides basic functionality for accessing
resources via HTTP, it doesn't provide the full flexibility or
functionality needed by many applications. HttpClient seeks to fill this
void by providing an efficient, up-to-date, and feature-rich package
implementing the client side of the most recent HTTP standards and
recommendations.

Designed for extension while providing robust support for the base HTTP
protocol, HttpClient may be of interest to anyone building HTTP-aware
client applications such as web browsers, web service clients, or
systems that leverage or extend the HTTP protocol for distributed
communication.


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