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861234: CVE-2012-4458 qpid-cpp: long arrays of zero-width types cause a denial of service

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The AMQP type decoder in Apache Qpid 0.20 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and server crash) via a large number of zero width elements in the client-properties map in a connection.start-ok message.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4458 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 RHSA-2013:0562 2013-03-06
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server v.2 RHSA-2013:0561 2013-03-06

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 qpid-cpp Affected


This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team.

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