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Vulnerability of Apache Kafka: denial of service via Metadata Spamming Requests

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can trigger a fatal error via Metadata Spamming Requests of Apache Kafka, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Impacted systems: Kafka.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Creation date: 20/02/2019.
Références of this alert: VIGILANCE-VUL-28571.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can trigger a fatal error via Metadata Spamming Requests of Apache Kafka, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This computer weakness announce impacts software or systems such as Kafka.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security alert is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user account.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this vulnerability.

Solutions for this threat 

Apache Kafka: version 2.1.1.
The version 2.1.1 is fixed:
  http://kafka.apache.org/downloads
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