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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: openstack-glance security update
31 January 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2013-0212
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running openstack-glance check for an updated version of the
software for their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: openstack-glance security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:0209-01
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0209.html
Issue date: 2013-01-30
CVE Names: CVE-2013-0212
Updated openstack-glance packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat OpenStack Folsom.
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.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
OpenStack Folsom - noarch
These packages provide a service (code name Glance) that acts as a registry
for virtual machine images.
It was found that when the OpenStack Glance front-end communicated with an
OpenStack Swift endpoint, the operator credentials could be logged in
plain text when certain errors occurred during new image creation. An
authenticated user could use this flaw to gain administrative access to an
OpenStack Swift endpoint. (CVE-2013-0212)
This issue was discovered by Dan Prince of Red Hat.
All users of openstack-glance are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which correct this issue. After installing the updated packages,
the Glance services (openstack-glance-api and openstack-glance-registry)
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
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
902964 - CVE-2013-0212 openstack-glance: Backend password leak in Glance error message
6. Package List:
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 <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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