Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) Affecting axis:axis package, versions [0,]



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
NVD  medium
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6.5 medium
RHEL  medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JAVA-AXIS-30189
  • published 13 Mar 2017
  • disclosed 4 Nov 2012
  • credit Alberto Fernández

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for axis:axis.


axis:axis is an implementation of the SOAP ("Simple Object Access Protocol") submission to W3C.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle (MitM). It does not verify the requesting server's hostname agains existing domain names in the SSL Certificate.


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 an arbitrary valid certificate.