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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Low: python-django-horizon security update
17 October 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-3540
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running python-django-horizon check for an updated version of the
software for their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Low: python-django-horizon security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:1380-01
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1380.html
Issue date: 2012-10-16
CVE Names: CVE-2012-3540
Updated python-django-horizon packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat OpenStack Essex.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
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.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
RHOS Essex Release - noarch
Horizon is the OpenStack Dashboard (http://www.openstack.org), a web
interface for managing OpenStack services.
An open redirect flaw was found in the way Horizon handled authentication.
A remote attacker able to trick a victim into opening the Horizon login
page using a specially-crafted link could redirect the victim to an
arbitrary web page, and conduct phishing attacks, after the victim
successfully logs in. (CVE-2012-3540)
Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Biege of SUSE for reporting this issue.
All users of Horizon are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, the httpd
daemon must be restarted ("service httpd restart") for the update to take
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
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
852246 - CVE-2012-3540 OpenStack-Horizon: Open redirect through 'next' parameter
6. Package List:
RHOS Essex Release:
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details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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