VDB-139141 · CVE-2015-7559 · BID 97967

Apache ActiveMQ Client up to 5.15.4 ActiveMQConnection.java ActiveMQConnection Shutdown input validation

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Apache ActiveMQ Client up to 5.15.4 (Application Server Software). Affected by this vulnerability is the function ActiveMQConnection of the file ActiveMQConnection.java. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability (Shutdown). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

It was found that the Apache ActiveMQ client before 5.15.5 exposed a remote shutdown command in the ActiveMQConnection class. An attacker logged into a compromised broker could use this flaw to achieve denial of service on a connected client.

The weakness was released 08/01/2019 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-7559 since 09/29/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99664 (Apache ActiveMQ 5.x < 5.14.5 ControlCommand DoS), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context r.

Upgrading to version 5.15.5 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (99664) and SecurityFocus (BID 97967†). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at VDB-123814.







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Name: Shutdown
Class: Input validation / Shutdown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 99664
Nessus Name: Apache ActiveMQ 5.x < 5.14.5 ControlCommand DoS
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OpenVAS ID: 864279
OpenVAS Name: Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 913-1] activemq security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: ActiveMQ Client 5.15.5


09/29/2015 🔍
04/11/2017 +560 days 🔍
04/19/2017 +8 days 🔍
04/25/2017 +6 days 🔍
08/01/2019 +828 days 🔍
08/02/2019 +1 days 🔍
11/14/2023 +1565 days 🔍


Vendor: apache.org

Advisory: bugzilla.redhat.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-7559 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97967 - Apache ActiveMQ CVE-2015-7559 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 08/02/2019 11:22 AM
Updated: 11/14/2023 08:58 PM
Changes: 08/02/2019 11:22 AM (74), 07/17/2020 04:20 PM (3), 11/14/2023 08:58 PM (14)
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