Apache Qpid 0.12 improper authentication

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Apache Qpid 0.12. Affected is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a improper authentication vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-287. When an actor claims to have a given identity, the software does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Apache Qpid 0.12 does not properly verify credentials during the joining of a cluster, which allows remote attackers to obtain access to the messaging functionality and job functionality of a cluster by leveraging knowledge of a cluster-username.

The weakness was presented 05/03/2012 with Red Hat (Website). The advisory is shared for download at reviews.apache.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2011-3620 since 09/21/2011. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 12/01/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 76642 (RHEL 6 : MRG (RHSA-2012:0528)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Red Hat Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (75302) and Tenable (76642).





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Improper authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 76642
Nessus Name: RHEL 6 : MRG (RHSA-2012:0528)
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09/21/2011 🔍
04/30/2012 +222 days 🔍
04/30/2012 +0 days 🔍
05/03/2012 +3 days 🔍
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05/28/2012 +25 days 🔍
07/22/2014 +785 days 🔍
03/23/2015 +244 days 🔍
12/01/2021 +2445 days 🔍


Vendor: apache.org

Advisory: RHSA-2012:0528
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2011-3620 (🔍)
X-Force: 75302
SecurityTracker: 1026990 - Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Qpid Bug Lets Certain Remote Users Bypass Authentication
Vulnerability Center: 35176 - Apache Qpid 0.12 Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 53305 - Apache Qpid CVE-2011-3620 Unauthorized Access Security Bypass Vulnerability
Secunia: 49000


Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/01/2021 05:01 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (53), 04/12/2017 06:09 PM (17), 12/01/2021 05:01 PM (4)
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