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

High Nessus Plugin ID 102093


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


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 password.

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.


Update the affected rabbitmq-server package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102093

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3374-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/01

Modified: 2017/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rabbitmq-server, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9877

OSVDB: 147846

USN: 3374-1