Scientific Linux Security Update : axis on SL6.x (noarch)

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Apache Axis did not verify that the server hostname matched the domain
name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field in
X.509 certificates. This could allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to
spoof an SSL server if they had a certificate that was valid for any
domain name. (CVE-2012-5784)

Applications using Apache Axis must be restarted for this update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f7855a91

Solution :

Update the affected axis, axis-javadoc and / or axis-manual packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64776 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5784