Debian DSA-5571-1 : rabbitmq-server - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186517


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The remote Debian 11 / 12 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5571 advisory.

- RabbitMQ is a multi-protocol messaging and streaming broker. HTTP API did not enforce an HTTP request body limit, making it vulnerable for denial of service (DoS) attacks with very large messages. An authenticated user with sufficient credentials can publish a very large messages over the HTTP API and cause target node to be terminated by an out-of-memory killer-like mechanism. This vulnerability has been patched in versions 3.11.24 and 3.12.7. (CVE-2023-46118)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the rabbitmq-server packages.

For the stable distribution (bookworm), this problem has been fixed in version 3.10.8-1.1+deb12u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186517

File Name: debian_DSA-5571.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/1/2023

Updated: 12/8/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-46118


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rabbitmq-server, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:12.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/1/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/23/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-46118