CVE-2018-1279

NameCVE-2018-1279
DescriptionPivotal RabbitMQ for PCF, all versions, uses a deterministically generated cookie that is shared between all machines when configured in a multi-tenant cluster. A remote attacker who can gain information about the network topology can guess this cookie and, if they have access to the right ports on any server in the MQ cluster can use this cookie to gain full control over the entire cluster.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
rabbitmq-server (PTS)jessie (security), jessie3.3.5-1.1+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch3.6.6-1vulnerable
buster, sid3.7.8-4vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
rabbitmq-serversource(unstable)(unfixed)low

Notes

[stretch] - rabbitmq-server <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - rabbitmq-server <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://pivotal.io/security/cve-2018-1279
Underlying issue is the use of deterministically generated cookie.
Issue can bemitigated by restricting network access from untrusted sources.

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