Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : rabbitmq-server vulnerability (USN-3374-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that RabbitMQ incorrectly handled MQTT (MQ Telemetry
Transport) authentication. A remote attacker could use this issue to
authenticate successfully with an existing username by omitting the

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

Solution :

Update the affected rabbitmq-server package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102093 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9877

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