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From Philip Lowman <plow...@workforcesoftware.com>
Subject Question on mitigation for CVE-2018-8012 "Apache ZooKeeper Quorum Peer mutual authentication"
Date Fri, 25 May 2018 15:38:43 GMT

In regards to the CVE-2018-8012<https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/c75147028c1c79bdebd4f8fa5db2b77da85de2b05ecc0d54d708b393@%3Cdev.zookeeper.apache.org%3E>
advisory posted on Monday, it contains the following statement “Alternatively ensure the
ensemble election/quorum communication is protected by a firewall as this will mitigate the

I just wanted to ask (or hopefully just confirm), does this communication exclusively travel
over the “leader election port”?

In example configuration files the leader election port (see server.x in the docs<http://zookeeper.apache.org/doc/current/zookeeperAdmin.html#sc_configuration>)
is typically defined to be port 3888.




Philip Lowman
Sr. Software Security Engineer

WorkForce Software |  38705 Seven Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152
T: +1 734-742-3610 |  E: plowman@workforcesoftware.com<mailto:plowman@workforcesoftware.com>

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