Debian DLA-169-1 : axis security update

2015-03-26T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DLA-169.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-06T00:00:00

Description

A vulnerability was fixed in axis, a SOAP implementation in Java :

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.

Thanks to Markus Koschany for providing the fixed package and David Jorm and Arun Neelicattu (Red Hat Product Security) for providing the patch.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DLA-169-1. The text
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(82153);
  script_version("1.4");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/06 11:26:06");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-5784", "CVE-2014-3596");
  script_bugtraq_id(56408, 69295);

  script_name(english:"Debian DLA-169-1 : axis security update");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated packages.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"A vulnerability was fixed in axis, a SOAP implementation in Java :

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.

Thanks to Markus Koschany for providing the fixed package
and David Jorm and Arun Neelicattu (Red Hat Product
Security) for providing the patch.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description
block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted
to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without
introducing additional issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/03/msg00006.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/axis"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Upgrade the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libaxis-java");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libaxis-java-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libaxis-java-gcj");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/03/10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/03/26");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("debian_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (deb_check(release:"6.0", prefix:"libaxis-java", reference:"1.4-12+deb6u1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"6.0", prefix:"libaxis-java-doc", reference:"1.4-12+deb6u1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"6.0", prefix:"libaxis-java-gcj", reference:"1.4-12+deb6u1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");