RHEL 5 : axis (RHSA-2013:0683)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated axis packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

Apache Axis is an implementation of SOAP (Simple Object Access
Protocol). It can be used to build both web service clients and
servers.

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)

All users of axis are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct this issue. Applications using Apache Axis must be
restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5784.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0683.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65678 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56408

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5784