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Red Hat: Security update for Apache Axis

Apache Axis is an implementation of SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol). It can be used to build both web service clients and servers. Apache Axis did not verify that the server hostname 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.

Updated packages are available from ftp.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: axis security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:0269-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0269.html
Issue date:        2013-02-19
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-5784 
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1. Summary:

Updated axis packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - noarch

3. Description:

Apache Axis is an implementation of SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol).
It can be used to build both web service clients and servers.

Apache Axis did not verify that the server hostname 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.
(CVE-2012-5784)

All users of axis are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. Applications using Apache Axis must be restarted for
this update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

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

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.src.rpm

noarch:
axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm
axis-javadoc-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm
axis-manual-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.src.rpm

noarch:
axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.src.rpm

noarch:
axis-javadoc-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm
axis-manual-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.src.rpm

noarch:
axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.src.rpm

noarch:
axis-javadoc-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm
axis-manual-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.src.rpm

noarch:
axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/axis-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.src.rpm

noarch:
axis-javadoc-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm
axis-manual-1.2.1-7.3.el6_3.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5784.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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