Apache Qpid broker denial of service

apache-qpid-broker-dos (78730) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apache Qpid is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in broker when handling multiple client connections. By flooding the system with an overly large number of incomplete connections, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the broker to stop responding.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apache Web Site: Qpid.
  • QPID-4021: Badly behaved clients can still clog up the broker .
  • Red Hat Web Site: Enterprise MRG.
  • BID-55608: Apache Qpid (qpidd) Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-2145: Apache Qpid 0.17 and earlier does not properly restrict incoming client connections, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption) via a large number of incomplete connections.
  • RHSA-2012-1269: Moderate: qpid security, bug fix, and enhancement update
  • RHSA-2012-1277: Moderate: Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging 2.2 update
  • SA50573: Apache Qpid Incomplete Client Connection Handling Broker Denial of Service Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache Qpid 0.17
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6

Reported:

May 25, 2012

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