Public Date:
873252: CVE-2012-5784 axis: missing connection hostname check against X.509 certificate name
Apache Axis did not verify that the server host name 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.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5784 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEV-M for Servers (jasperreports-server-pro) RHSA-2014:0037 2014-01-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (axis) RHSA-2013:0683 2013-03-25
Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (devtoolset-2-axis) RHSA-2014:1123 2014-09-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (axis) RHSA-2013:0269 2013-02-19