Security Advisory Moderate: openstack-keystone security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Advisory: RHSA-2012:1556-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2012-12-10
Last updated on: 2012-12-10
Affected Products: Red Hat OpenStack Essex
CVEs ( CVE-2012-5483


Updated openstack-keystone packages that fix two security issues, multiple
bugs, and add enhancements are now available for Red Hat OpenStack Essex.

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 openstack-keystone packages provide Keystone, a Python implementation
of the OpenStack identity service API, which provides Identity, Token,
Catalog, and Policy services.

The openstack-keystone packages have been upgraded to upstream version
2012.1.3, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the
previous version. (BZ#867029)

This update also fixes the following security issues:

It was found that Keystone did not correctly handle users being removed
from tenants when Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) style
credentials (credentials that are issued in the same format as standard
Amazon EC2 credentials) were in use. When a user was removed from a tenant,
they retained the privileges provided by that tenant, allowing them to
access resources they should no longer have access to. (CVE-2012-5571)

When access to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) was configured,
a file permissions flaw in Keystone allowed a local attacker to view the
administrative access and secret values used for authenticating requests to
Amazon EC2 services. An attacker could use this flaw to access Amazon EC2
and enable, disable, and modify services and settings. (CVE-2012-5483)

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenStack project for reporting
CVE-2012-5571. Upstream acknowledges Vijaya Erukala as the original
reporter of CVE-2012-5571. The CVE-2012-5483 issue was discovered by Kurt
Seifried of the Red Hat Security Response Team.

All users of openstack-keystone are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which correct these issues and add these enhancements. After
installing the updated packages, the Keystone service (openstack-keystone)
will be restarted automatically.


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 Essex

openstack-keystone-2012.1.3-3.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 8f7ae8a4b2d024117fe8336ae0f3707e
SHA-256: 98432a55896cfc71fa389f9b66e6f875e929f35fc60a47c66610dbecffc8aef4
openstack-keystone-2012.1.3-3.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: b68e07f268b0ac6c7503a8ae06d33186
SHA-256: a05a5d7506b33f27bace9226c0690f4de07516b1f2c53fea586005a0aa5f6f50
openstack-keystone-doc-2012.1.3-3.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: a79e020b631edfb64f310e83ec9874d5
SHA-256: 22ebc18dc56a4dce19794a32857eb7e622cb996016563bd8ef9cfa79ff647c91
python-keystone-2012.1.3-3.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: a75586d259f7fbbc031cce2e211c75c1
SHA-256: 18e8238b19d89d7b068b7537e1f5ec00b92c3410ad62d131f405247557842c3b
python-keystone-auth-token-2012.1.3-3.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 2387feed8049b9a0bd2de8a13b66061f
SHA-256: 66cf1c59753f25d7567aaf3d0a5978c763cee57010702b4b38d5b1b07ba32f0b
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

867029 - Update to the latest Essex stable release 2012.1.3
873447 - CVE-2012-5483 OpenStack: Keystone /etc/keystone/ec2rc secret key exposure
880399 - CVE-2012-5571 OpenStack: Keystone EC2-style credentials invalidation issue


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