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Kinsing malware exploits Apache ActiveMQ RCE to plant rootkits
2023-11-20 16:54

The Kinsing malware operator is actively exploiting the CVE-2023-46604 critical vulnerability in the Apache ActiveMQ open-source message broker to compromise Linux systems.

Kinsing malware targets Linux systems and its operator is notorious for leveraging known flaws that are often overlooked by system administrators.

"Currently, there are existing public exploits that leverage the ProcessBuilder method to execute commands on affected systems," the researchers explain.

"In the context of Kinsing, CVE-2023-46604 is exploited to download and execute Kinsing cryptocurrency miners and malware on a vulnerable system" - Trend Micro.

To mitigate the threat, system administrators are recommended to upgrade Apache Active MQ to versions 5.15.16, 5.16.7, 5.17.6, or 5.18.3, which address the security issue.

3,000 Apache ActiveMQ servers vulnerable to RCE attacks exposed online.


News URL

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/kinsing-malware-exploits-apache-activemq-rce-to-plant-rootkits/

Related Vulnerability

DATE CVE VULNERABILITY TITLE RISK
2023-10-27 CVE-2023-46604 Deserialization of Untrusted Data vulnerability in multiple products
The Java OpenWire protocol marshaller is vulnerable to Remote Code Execution.
network
low complexity
apache debian netapp CWE-502
critical
9.8

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VENDOR LAST 12M #/PRODUCTS LOW MEDIUM HIGH CRITICAL TOTAL VULNS
Apache 295 58 838 629 293 1818