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856755: CVE-2012-4418 axis2: vulnerable to XML signature wrapping attacks

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Apache Axis2 allows remote attackers to forge messages and bypass authentication via an "XML Signature wrapping attack."

Find out more about CVE-2012-4418 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of axis as shipped with JBoss Developer Studio 5 and 6, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2.2 and 6.0.0, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.1.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 axis Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 axis Not affected