Scientific Linux Security Update : qpid on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62218


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Apache Qpid is a reliable, cross-platform, asynchronous messaging system that supports the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) in several common programming languages.

It was discovered that the Qpid daemon (qpidd) did not allow the number of connections from clients to be restricted. A malicious client could use this flaw to open an excessive amount of connections, preventing other legitimate clients from establishing a connection to qpidd. (CVE-2012-2145)

To address CVE-2012-2145, new qpidd configuration options were introduced: max-negotiate-time defines the time during which initial protocol negotiation must succeed, connection-limit-per-user and connection-limit-per-ip can be used to limit the number of connections per user and client host IP. Refer to the qpidd manual page for additional details.

In addition, the qpid-cpp, qpid-qmf, qpid-tools, and python-qpid packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.14, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

All users of qpid are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these issues and add these enhancements.

For dependency resolution saslwrapper, saslwrapper-devel, python-saslwrapper, and ruby-saslwrapper have been added to this update


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62218

File Name: sl_20120919_qpid_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/21

Modified: 2012/09/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2145