Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : rabbitmq-server vulnerability (USN-3374-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 102093
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected rabbitmq-server package.