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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77700


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77700

File Name: sl_20140915_axis_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/16

Modified: 2014/09/16

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: 2014/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3596