Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : axis (ELSA-2014-1193)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1193 :

Updated axis packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
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.

It was discovered that Axis incorrectly extracted the host name from
an X.509 certificate subject's Common Name (CN) field. A
man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server
using a specially crafted X.509 certificate. (CVE-2014-3596)

For additional information on this flaw, refer to the Knowledgebase
article in the References section.

This issue was discovered by David Jorm and Arun Neelicattu of Red Hat
Product Security.

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

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-September/004438.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-September/004440.html

Solution :

Update the affected axis 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 : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77694 ()

Bugtraq ID: 69295

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3596

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