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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-3596

Original release date: 08/26/2014
Last revised: 08/27/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-5784.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: BID
Name: 69295
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140820 CVE-2014-3596 - Apache Axis 1 vulnerable to MITM attack
External Source: XF
Name: apache-axis-cve20143596-spoofing(95377)
External Source: MISC
Name: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS-2905
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1030745

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