CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-10-16
Bugzilla: 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 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 Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (devtoolset-2-axis) RHSA-2014:1123 September 02, 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

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