Vulnerability identifier: #VU51973
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error in Eclipse Mosquitto when processing CONNACK messages. A remote authenticated user connected with MQTT v5 can send a specially crafted CONNACK message to the broker, trigger a NULL pointer dereference error and crash the service.
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Vulnerable software versions
Eclipse Mosquitto: 2.0.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.0.8, 2.0.9
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.