Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) Affecting org.apache.axis:axis Open this link in a new tab package, versions [0,)
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18 Aug 2014
13 Aug 2014
David Jorm, Arun Neelicattu
How to fix?
There is no fixed version for
org.apache.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 against existing domain names in the SSL Certificate.
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.
NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-5784.