How to find Apache ActiveMQ instances
How to find Apache ActiveMQ® instances #
On October 25th the Apache team announced a vulnerability (CVE-2023-46604) in ActiveMQ that could lead to unauthenticated remote code execution. Shortly after the issue was disclosed exploits started to appear and the Rapid7 MDR team posted a blog speculating that this vulnerability is being used to deliver ransomware. The Apache ActiveMQ project scored this as CVSS 3.1: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:H/A:H(10.0).
What is Apache ActiveMQ®? #
ApacheMQ® is an open source message broker written in Java that supports AMQP, MQTT, STOMP, and JMS clients. Apache ActiveMQ describes itself as “the most popular open source, multi-protocol, Java-based message broker. It supports industry standard protocols so users get the benefits of client choices across a broad range of languages and platforms.”. ActiveMQ is used for custom application development and is often embedded into commercial product stacks.
Are updates available? #
The Apache ActiveMQ team has addressed this issue in versions 5.18.3, 5.17.6, 5.16.7, and 5.15.16, with the appropriate update dependent on which minor version is used.
How do I find potentially vulnerable versions of ActiveMQ with runZero? #
Apache ActiveMQ services can be found by navigating to the Asset Inventory and using the following query:
port:61616 OR product:activemq OR protocol:activemq
Results from the above query should be triaged to determine if they require patching or vendor intervention.
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