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CVE-2012-5784

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-10-16
Bugzilla: 873252: CVE-2012-5784 axis: Does not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's CN or subjectAltName field of the x.509 certificate

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Apache Axis 1.4 and earlier, as used in PayPal Payments Pro, PayPal Mass Pay, PayPal Transactional Information SOAP, the Java Message Service implementation in Apache ActiveMQ, and other products, does not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.

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

CVSS v2 metrics

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 January 21, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (axis) RHSA-2013:0683 March 25, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (axis) RHSA-2013:0269 February 19, 2013

External References

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