Improper Authentication Affecting org.apache.activemq:activemq-broker Open this link in a new tab package, versions [,5.15.12)
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11 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
Jonathan Gallimore & Colm O hEigeartaigh
How to fix?
org.apache.activemq:activemq-broker to version 5.15.12 or higher.
org.apache.activemq:activemq-broker 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. Apache ActiveMQ uses
LocateRegistry.createRegistry() to create the JMX RMI registry and binds the server to the
jmxrmi entry. It is possible to connect to the registry without authentication and call the rebind method to rebind jmxrmi to something else. If an attacker creates another server to proxy the original, and bound that, he effectively becomes a man in the middle and is able to intercept the credentials when an user connects. Upgrade to Apache ActiveMQ 5.15.12.