FreeBSD : cassandra -- remote execution of arbitrary code (607f4d44-0158-11e5-8fda-002590263bf5)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83796
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionJake Luciani reports :
Under its default configuration, Cassandra binds an unauthenticated JMX/RMI interface to all network interfaces. As RMI is an API for the transport and remote execution of serialized Java, anyone with access to this interface can execute arbitrary code as the running user.
1.2.x has reached EOL, so users of <= 1.2.x are recommended to upgrade to a supported version of Cassandra, or manually configure encryption and authentication of JMX, (see https://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/JmxSecurity).
2.0.x users should upgrade to 2.0.14
2.1.x users should upgrade to 2.1.4
Alternately, users of any version not wishing to upgrade can reconfigure JMX/RMI to enable encryption and authentication according to https://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/JmxSecurityor http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/management/agent .html
This issue was discovered by Georgi Geshev of MWR InfoSecurity
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.