Scientific Linux Security Update : axis on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2a91b707

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77700 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3596

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