Security Advisory Important: Foreman security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1196-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-09-03
Last updated on: 2013-09-03
Affected Products: Red Hat OpenStack 3.0
CVEs ( CVE-2013-4180


Updated Foreman packages that fix two security issues are now available for
Red Hat OpenStack 3.0.

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

A flaw was found in the API where insufficient privilege checks were
conducted by the hosts controller, allowing any user with API access to
control any host. (CVE-2013-4182)

A denial of service flaw was found in Foreman in the way user input was
converted to a symbol. An authenticated user could create inputs that would
lead to excessive memory consumption. (CVE-2013-4180)

Red Hat would like to thank Daniel Lobato of CERN IT-PES-PS for reporting
CVE-2013-4182. The CVE-2013-4180 issue was discovered by Marek Hulán of the
Red Hat Foreman team.

Users of Foreman are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct these issues. 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

File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1522
    MD5: 4fdfad7efeb7f4c1879ffd0a877ad2d3
SHA-256: 8eea850658be72970faa8c06a5ffa17bff0b5955cd65966b55f37ffa69ef2efa
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1522
    MD5: 88d7138462b7b57249abd494543f906c
SHA-256: 592b38b84f04ef03116a54d5b693a9945d1e8ac73a7219783905c7a4b9fcf1ee
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1522
    MD5: 1667440b5c8e6b15f6baa2fc772f6b5a
SHA-256: 6079d853c21d5d21a2bfd2fb11cd1b2d7096671dfc9c0bd4e754a97c535af0ee
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

989755 - CVE-2013-4180 Foreman: hosts_controller.rb power/ipmi_boot Symbol creation DoS
990374 - CVE-2013-4182 foreman: app/controllers/api/v1/hosts_controller.rb API privilege escalation


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