Oracle Linux 5 : axis (ELSA-2013-0683)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68796


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0683 :

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.


Update the affected axis packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68796

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-0683.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:axis, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:axis-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:axis-manual, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5784

BID: 56408

RHSA: 2013:0683