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Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Qpid Daemon Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Access the System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031872
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0203, CVE-2015-0223, CVE-2015-0224   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 10 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system. A remote user can access the target system.

A remote anonymous user can access the target Qpid daemon (qpidd) when anonymous access has been disallowed [CVE-2015-0223].

A remote user can send a specially crafted protocol sequence sets to cause the target service to crash [CVE-2015-0203, CVE-2015-0224].

The vulnerabilities reisde in 'qpid-cpp'.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote anonymous user can access the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisories are available at:

Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  5, 6, 7

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 20 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging) Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Qpid Daemon Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Access the System
Red Hat has issued an advisory for Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging.

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Subject:  [RHSA-2015:0662-01] Moderate: qpid-cpp security and bug fix update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: qpid-cpp security and bug fix update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2015:0662-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise MRG for RHEL-5
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2015-03-09
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-0203 CVE-2015-0223 CVE-2015-0224 

1. Summary:

Updated qpid-cpp packages that fix multiple security issues and one bug are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging 2.5 for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

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 MRG Messaging for RHEL 5 Server v.2 - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Red Hat Enterprise MRG (Messaging, Realtime, and Grid) is a next-generation
IT infrastructure for enterprise computing. MRG offers increased
performance, reliability, interoperability, and faster computing for
enterprise customers.

The Qpid packages provide a message broker daemon that receives, stores and
routes messages using the open AMQP messaging protocol along with run-time
libraries for AMQP client applications developed using Qpid C++. Clients
exchange messages with an AMQP message broker using the AMQP protocol.

It was discovered that the Qpid daemon (qpidd) did not restrict access to
anonymous users when the ANONYMOUS mechanism was disallowed.

Multiple flaws were found in the way the Qpid daemon (qpidd) processed
certain protocol sequences. An unauthenticated attacker able to send a
specially crafted protocol sequence set could use these flaws to crash
qpidd. (CVE-2015-0203, CVE-2015-0224)

Red Hat would like to thank the Apache Software Foundation for reporting
the CVE-2015-0203 issue. Upstream acknowledges G. Geshev from MWR Labs as
the original reporter.

This update also fixes the following bug:

* Prior to this update, because message purging was performed on a timer
thread, large purge events could have caused all other timer tasks to be
delayed. Because heartbeats were also driven by a timer on this thread,
this could have resulted in clients timing out because they were not
receiving heartbeats. The fix moves expired message purging from the timer
thread to a worker thread, which allow long-running expired message purges
to not affect timer tasks such as the heartbeat timer. (BZ#1142833)

All users of Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging 2.5 for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which 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 (

1181721 - CVE-2015-0203 qpid-cpp: 3 qpidd DoS issues in AMQP 0-10 protocol handling
1186302 - CVE-2015-0224 qpid-cpp: AMQP 0-10 protocol sequence-set maximal range DoS (incomplete CVE-2015-0203 fix)
1186308 - CVE-2015-0223 qpid-cpp: anonymous access to qpidd cannot be prevented
1191757 - MRG-M 2.5.13 RHEL-5 errata placeholder

6. Package List:

Red Hat MRG Messaging for RHEL 5 Server v.2:




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details on how to verify the signature are available from

7. References:

8. Contact:

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

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