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Security Advisory Important: Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1157-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-08-19
Last updated on: 2013-08-19
Affected Products: Red Hat CloudForms 2.0
CVEs ( CVE-2013-4172


An update for Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine that fixes one security
issue, several bugs, and adds one enhancement is now available from the Red
Hat Customer Portal.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine provides the insight, control, and
automation needed to address the challenges of managing virtual

An input sanitization flaw was found in Red Hat CloudForms Management
Engine. A user with administrative access to Red Hat CloudForms Management
Engine could use this flaw to execute arbitrary Ruby code with root
privileges. (CVE-2013-4172)

This issue was discovered by James Laska of Red Hat.

This update also fixes several bugs and adds one enhancement. Documentation
for these changes will be available shortly from the CloudForms 2.0
Management Engine 5.1 Technical Notes, linked to in the References.

All users of Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine are advised to apply this
update, which corrects this issue, and fixes the bugs and adds the
enhancement noted in the Technical Notes. Refer to the Solution section of
this erratum for installation instructions.


This update is provided in a fixpack, available from:

To install the fixpack, follow the instructions in the following Red Hat
Knowledge Base article:

Updated packages

(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

988644 - CVE-2013-4172 CFME 2.0 web interface: Ruby code injection


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