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CVE-2023-33246 Scanner

Detects 'Remote Code Execution' vulnerability in RocketMQ affects versions up to and including 5.1.0


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Apache RocketMQ is a distributed messaging and streaming platform with low latency, high performance, and reliability, scalability, and flexibility. It's designed to efficiently handle high-volume application scenarios such as massive message accumulation, high throughput, and reliable retry. RocketMQ is widely adopted in various industries for scenarios including transactional message processing, log aggregation, and stream processing. Its extensive feature set makes it a critical component for enterprises looking to implement event-driven architecture and real-time data processing and analytics.

CVE-2023-33246 in RocketMQ versions 5.1.0 and below poses a significant security risk due to a remote code execution vulnerability. This flaw arises from improper security measures in several components of RocketMQ, such as NameServer, Broker, and Controller, which are exposed over the network without adequate permission verification. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability by manipulating the update configuration function or forging RocketMQ protocol content to execute arbitrary commands on the system where RocketMQ is running, potentially with system-level privileges.

The vulnerability leverages weaknesses in RocketMQ's handling of external commands through its configuration update functions. By accessing RocketMQ's components directly over the network, an attacker without authentication can inject malicious commands. This injection could lead to unauthorized command execution, providing the attacker with the ability to perform operations as the system user running RocketMQ. The impact is especially critical since it allows for the potential execution of arbitrary code, data manipulation, or even complete system takeover. The vulnerability underscores the importance of securing application components and verifying permissions rigorously.

If exploited, CVE-2023-33246 can have devastating effects, including unauthorized access to systems, execution of arbitrary commands, data breaches, and potential compromise of the entire infrastructure where RocketMQ is deployed. The ability to execute code remotely without authentication elevates the risk to critical, as it can lead to a wide range of malicious activities, from data theft and alteration to installing malware and creating persistent backdoors.

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