Security Advisory Moderate: openshift-origin-node-util security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0148-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-01-08
Last updated on: 2013-01-08
Affected Products: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1
CVEs ( CVE-2012-5646


An updated openshift-origin-node-util package that fixes two security
issues is now available for Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1.0.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

The openshift-origin-node-util package provides a set of utility scripts
for a node. Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise is a cloud computing
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution designed for on-premise or private
cloud deployments.

A flaw was found in the way the administrative web interface for restoring
applications (restorer.php) processed options passed to it. A remote
attacker could send a specially-crafted request to restorer.php that would
result in the query string being parsed as command line options and
arguments. This could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges
of an arbitrary application. (CVE-2012-5646)

An open redirect flaw was found in restorer.php. A remote attacker able to
trick a victim into opening the restorer.php page using a specially-crafted
link could redirect the victim to an arbitrary page. (CVE-2012-5647)

These issues were discovered by Michael Scherer of the Red Hat Regional IT

All users of Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise are advised to upgrade to this
updated package, which corrects these issues.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1

File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0694
    MD5: 27bb03ebdbaebed8dc4d0dd06c6aa868
SHA-256: 99a0042b6d6308e21d110eb4b24bb3541325c87c8d29150bb6a538310381b407
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0694
    MD5: ceb25157b9039a7b3d6d53bb12c304da
SHA-256: 14ae5b1d3c8e7c94f045cfb39cb2c3997f086e34247476de694a62889ee39c19
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

888518 - CVE-2012-5646 OpenShift Origin: restorer.php preg_match shell code injection
888523 - CVE-2012-5647 OpenShift Origin: restorer.php arbitrary URL redirection


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