Security Advisory Moderate: Foreman security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1522-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-11-14
Last updated on: 2013-11-14
Affected Products: Red Hat OpenStack 3.0
CVEs ( CVE-2013-4386


Updated Foreman packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat OpenStack 3.0.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
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.

The Foreman packages provide facilities for rapidly deploying Red Hat
OpenStack 3.0. These packages are provided as a Technology Preview. For
more information on the scope and nature of support for items marked as
Technology Preview, refer to

It was found that Foreman did not correctly sanitize values of the "fqdn"
and "hostgroup" parameters, allowing an attacker to provide a specially
crafted value for these parameters and perform an SQL injection attack.

This issue was discovered by Dominic Cleal of Red Hat.

Users of Foreman are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. In Red Hat OpenStack, Foreman runs on the Apache HTTP
Server using mod_passenger. As such, after installing the updated packages,
the httpd service must be restarted ("service httpd restart") for this
update to take effect.


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 OpenStack 3.0

ruby193-foreman-1.1.10014-1.3.el6ost.src.rpm     MD5: 46775a9e56ad2f2383c86ea93d3b9969
SHA-256: bf9ad1e1b1e49129636af948e610700656cc6d6913cb2b41ca0f49315b12076f
ruby193-foreman-1.1.10014-1.3.el6ost.noarch.rpm     MD5: 0723c608b6483f06839b0f273ebd5508
SHA-256: 50b23f15c319ba88dc2b9504b2d4a309154edf3d415e0e4df5efb54c34b37dee
ruby193-foreman-mysql-1.1.10014-1.3.el6ost.noarch.rpm     MD5: 525f3c3006e786ba01270cdf01049bc7
SHA-256: 33a7ebe5afba71631bf0458fc80296cecc90e044c19a4308de9c10e80f2abd16
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1013076 - CVE-2013-4386 Foreman: host and host group parameter SQL injection


These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:

The Red Hat security contact is More contact details at