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ESB-2016.0526 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][RedHat] rabbitmq-server: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 29 February 2016
References: ESB-2016.0627  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

           Moderate: rabbitmq-server security and bugfix update
                             29 February 2016


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           rabbitmq-server
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Scripting     -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated      
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-9650 CVE-2014-9649 

Original Bulletin:

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
         running rabbitmq-server check for an updated version of the software
         for their operating system.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: rabbitmq-server security and bugfix update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2016:0308-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2016-02-29
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-9649 CVE-2014-9650 

1. Summary:

Updated rabbitmq-server packages that fix two security issues and a bug
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 
6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 for RHEL 7 - noarch

3. Description:

RabbitMQ is an implementation of AMQP, the emerging standard for high
performance enterprise messaging. The RabbitMQ server is a robust and
scalable implementation of an AMQP broker.

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in RabbitMQ, which 
allowed using api/ path info to inject and receive data. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to create an "/api/..." URL, forcing a
server error that resulted in the server returning an HTML page with
embedded text from the URL (not escaped). (CVE-2014-9649)

A response-splitting vulnerability was discovered in RabbitMQ. An
/api/definitions URL could be specified, which then caused an arbitrary
additional header to be returned. A remote attacker could use this flaw
to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and possibly gain access to secure data.

This update also fixes the following bug:

* Previously, if the rabbit_mirror_queue_master did not return when using
HA and 'auto_delete' queues, the RabbitMQ server blocked channels during 
termination. These channels would then have no associated connections and 
were displayed as 'unknown'. This issue has been resolved. (BZ#1303747)

All rabbitmq-server users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

5. Bugs fixed (

1185514 - CVE-2014-9649 RabbitMQ: /api/... XSS vulnerability
1185515 - CVE-2014-9650 RabbitMQ: /api/definitions response splitting vulnerability
1303747 - Blocked channels and queues using HA

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 for RHEL 7:



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7. References:

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <>. More contact
details at

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