Debian Security Advisory

DLA-322-1 commons-httpclient -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
01 Oct 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-5262.
More information:

Trevin Beattie [1] discovered an issue where one could observe hanging threads in a multi-threaded Java application. After debugging the issue, it became evident that the hanging threads were caused by the SSL initialization code in commons-httpclient.

This upload fixes this issue by respecting the configured SO_TIMEOUT during SSL handshakes with the server.