Insufficient Entropy Affecting org.apache.kafka:kafka-clients package, versions [2.1.0,2.1.1)

  • Attack Complexity


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  • published

    22 Jan 2019

  • disclosed

    22 Jan 2019

  • credit

    Victor Sartori

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.kafka:kafka-clients to version 2.1.1 or higher.


org.apache.kafka:kafka-clients is a streaming platform that can publish and subscribe to streams of records, store streams of records in a fault-tolerant durable way, and process streams of records as they occur.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Insufficient Entropy because in the ExpiringCredentialRefreshingLogin, the number generated by Random has a low entropy therefore more predictable.