DescriptionIn Apache ActiveMQ 5.0.0 - 5.15.8, unmarshalling corrupt MQTT frame can lead to broker Out of Memory exception making it unresponsive.
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 severitymedium
Debian Bugs925964

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
activemq (PTS)stretch5.14.3-3vulnerable
stretch (security)5.14.3-3+deb9u1vulnerable
bullseye, sid5.16.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
activemqsourcejessie(not affected)


[buster] - activemq <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - activemq <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - activemq <not-affected> (MQTT support not enabled)

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