Apache ActiveMQ 5.x < 5.14.5 ControlCommand DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 99664


A web application running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of Apache ActiveMQ running on the remote host is 5.x prior to 5.14.5. It is, therefore, affected by an unspecified flaw in ControlCommand handling by the ActiveMQConnection::onControlCommand() function within file ActiveMQConnection.java. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition.


Upgrade to Apache ActiveMQ version 5.14.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99664

File Name: activemq_5_14_5.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 4/25/2017

Updated: 6/6/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Enable CGI Scanning: true

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-7559


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.6

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:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:activemq

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache ActiveMQ

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/18/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7559

BID: 97967