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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65679


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65679

File Name: sl_20130325_axis_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/26

Modified: 2013/03/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5784