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[RHSA-2014:1123-01] Moderate: devtoolset-2-axis security update

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Red Hat Security Advisory


Synopsis: Moderate: devtoolset-2-axis security update

Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:1123-01

Product: Red Hat Developer Toolset

Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1123.html

Issue date: 2014-09-02

CVE Names: CVE-2012-5784



1. Summary:


An updated devtoolset-2-axis package that fixes one security issue is now

available for Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.


Red Hat Product Security 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 Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server - noarch

Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation - 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 host name 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.



All devtoolset-2-axis users are advised to upgrade to this updated package,

which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


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



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


873252 - CVE-2012-5784 axis: missing connection hostname check against X.509 certificate name


6. Package List:


Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server:








Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation:








These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and

details on how to verify the signature are available from



7. References:






8. Contact:


The Red Hat security contact is . More contact

details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/


Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.


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