Debian Security Advisory

DLA-169-1 axis -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 Mar 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 762444.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-5784, CVE-2014-3596.
More information:

A vulnerability was fixed in axis, a SOAP implementation in Java:

The getCN function in Apache Axis 1.4 and earlier does not properly 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 a certificate with a subject that specifies a common name in a field that is not the CN field.

Thanks to Markus Koschany for providing the fixed package and David Jorm and Arun Neelicattu (Red Hat Product Security) for providing the patch.

For Debian 6 Squeeze, these issues have been fixed in axis version 1.4-12+deb6u1