Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2710-1 rabbitmq-server -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Jul 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-4965, CVE-2017-4966, CVE-2017-4967, CVE-2019-11281, CVE-2019-11287, CVE-2021-22116.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in rabbitmq-server, a message-broker software.

  • CVE-2017-4965

    Several forms in the RabbitMQ management UI are vulnerable to XSS attacks.

  • CVE-2017-4966

    RabbitMQ management UI stores signed-in user credentials in a browser's local storage without expiration, making it possible to retrieve them using a chained attack

  • CVE-2017-4967

    Several forms in the RabbitMQ management UI are vulnerable to XSS attacks.

  • CVE-2019-11281

    The virtual host limits page, and the federation management UI, which do not properly sanitize user input. A remote authenticated malicious user with administrative access could craft a cross site scripting attack that would gain access to virtual hosts and policy management information

  • CVE-2019-11287

    The "X-Reason" HTTP Header can be leveraged to insert a malicious Erlang format string that will expand and consume the heap, resulting in the server crashing.

  • CVE-2021-22116

    A malicious user can exploit the vulnerability by sending malicious AMQP messages to the target RabbitMQ instance.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.6-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your rabbitmq-server packages.

For the detailed security status of rabbitmq-server please refer to its security tracker page at:

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