Apache RocketMQ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVS 2023-33246)

Apache RocketMQ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVS 2023-33246)

junho 1, 2023 | NSFOCUS


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT found that the PoC of Apache RocketMQ remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2023-33246) was publicly disclosed online. Due to the lack of appropriate permission verification in some components such as NameServer, Broker, and Controller of RocketMQ, they were unintentionally exposed to the external network. In specific circumstances, attackers can execute commands or forge RocketMQ protocol content by using the identity of the system user running RocketMQ through the update configuration function. Affected users should take protective measures as soon as possible.

Vulnerability status for this update:

Vulnerability DetailsVulnerability PoCVulnerability EXPUtilization in the wilderness
PublishedPublishedUnpublishedNot currently present

Reference link: https://lists.apache.org/thread/1s8j2c8kogthtpv3060yddk03zq0pxyp

Scope of Impact

Affected version

  • RocketMQ 5. x series<=5.1.0
  • RocketMQ 4. x series<=4.9.5

Unaffected version

  • RocketMQ 5. x Series>=5.1.1
  • RocketMQ 4. x Series>=4.9.6


Currently, the official security version has been released to fix this vulnerability. It is recommended that affected users upgrade their protection in a timely manner: https://rocketmq.apache.org/


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