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CVE-2021-43799

Description

Zulip is an open-source team collaboration tool. Zulip Server installs RabbitMQ for internal message passing. In versions of Zulip Server prior to 4.9, the initial installation (until first reboot, or restart of RabbitMQ) does not successfully limit the default ports which RabbitMQ opens; this includes port 25672, the RabbitMQ distribution port, which is used as a management port. RabbitMQ\'s default cookie which protects this port is generated using a weak PRNG, which limits the entropy of the password to at most 36 bits; in practicality, the seed for the randomizer is biased, resulting in approximately 20 bits of entropy. If other firewalls (at the OS or network level) do not protect port 25672, a remote attacker can brute-force the 20 bits of entropy in the cookie and leverage it for arbitrary execution of code as the rabbitmq user. They can also read all data which is sent through RabbitMQ, which includes all message traffic sent by users. Version 4.9 contains a patch for this vulnerability. As a workaround, ensure that firewalls prevent access to ports 5672 and 25672 from outside the Zulip server.

Priority: MEDIUM
CVSS v3: 9.8
Component: rabbitmq-server
Publish Date: Jan 25, 2022
Related ID: --
CVSS v2: CRITICAL
Modified Date: Feb 2, 2022

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Products Affected

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Product Name Status Defect Fixed Downloads
Linux
Wind River Linux LTS 17 Won't Fix -- -- --
Wind River Linux 8 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux 9 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux 7 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 21 Won't Fix -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 18 Won't Fix -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 19 Won't Fix -- -- --
Wind River Linux CD release Won't Fix -- -- --
VxWorks
VxWorks 7 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
VxWorks 6.9 Not Vulnerable -- -- --

Related Products

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Notes
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