async-dns resolver (used by Akka Discovery in DNS mode and transitively by Akka Cluster
Bootstrap) uses predictable DNS transaction IDs when resolving DNS records, making DNS resolution
subject to poisoning.
Overall CVSS Score: 4.9
If the application performing discovery does not validate (e.g. via TLS) the authenticity of the discovered service, this may result in exfiltration of application data (e.g. persistence events may be published to an unintended Kafka broker). If such validation is performed, then the poisoning constitutes a denial of access to the intended service.
The means of generating DNS transaction IDs was improved to increase effective entropy and validation of DNS responses was hardened.
akka-actorfrom 2.5.14 through 2.8.0 (inclusive: all versions before 2.8.1 which include
akka-discoverythrough 2.8.0 (all versions before 2.8.1)
akka-actor2.8.1 and later
akka-discovery2.8.1 and later