Apache Axis2/Java SSL spoofing

apache-axis2-ssl-spoofing (79830) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apache Axis2/Java, as used in multiple products, could allow a remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks, caused by the failure to verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of the X.509 certificate. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to spoof an SSL server and launch further attacks against a vulnerable target.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apache Web site: Axis.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1619427: IBM SPSS Modeler Premium - Text Analytics SSL Spoofing (CVE-2012-5785).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1619844: Apache Axis2 related vulnerability for IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator (CVE-2012-5785).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1631537: Multiple vulnerabilities in Product IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway (CVE-2012-5785, CVE-2013-0483).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1651054: InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction affected by SSL vulnerability in Apache Axis2 (CVE-2012-5785).
  • BID-56408: Apache Axis and Axis2/Java SSL Certificate Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-5785: Apache Axis2/Java 1.6.2 and earlier does not 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.
  • SA51219: Apache Axis SSL Certificate Verification Security Issue
  • SA51523: IBM SPSS Modeler Text Analytics Server SSL Certificate Verification Security Issue
  • SA51541: IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Apache Axis SSL Certificate Verification Security Issue
  • SA52879: IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway SSL Certificate Verification Security Issue
  • SA55586: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced Axis Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache Axis2 1.5.1
  • Apache Axis2 1.5.2
  • Apache Axis2 1.5.3
  • Apache Axis2 1.5.4
  • Apache Axis2 1.5.5
  • Apache Axis2 1.5.6
  • Apache Axis2 1.6.0
  • Apache Axis2 1.6.1
  • Apache Axis2 1.6.2
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway 1.1
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway 2.1
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway 2.2
  • IBM InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction 2.1
  • IBM InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction 2.5
  • IBM SPSS Modeler Premium 14.2
  • IBM SPSS Modeler Premium 15.0
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.0
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1

Reported:

Nov 06, 2012

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