Improper Authentication Affecting org.apache.activemq:activemq-jaas Open this link in a new tab package, versions [5.16.0,5.16.1) [,5.15.14)

  • Attack Complexity


  • Confidentiality


  • Integrity


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  • published

    28 Jan 2021

  • disclosed

    28 Jan 2021

  • credit

    Gregor Tudan

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.activemq:activemq-jaas to version 5.16.1, 5.15.14 or higher.


org.apache.activemq:activemq-jaas is a high performance Apache 2.0 licensed Message Broker and JMS 1.1 implementation.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Authentication. The optional ActiveMQ LDAP login module can be configured to use anonymous access to the LDAP server. In this case, the anonymous context is used to verify a valid users password in error, resulting in no check on the password.