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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: Foreman security update
4 September 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Unauthorised Access -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4182 CVE-2013-4180
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running Foreman check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: Foreman security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1196-01
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1196.html
Issue date: 2013-09-03
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4180 CVE-2013-4182
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.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
OpenStack 3 - noarch
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 HulÃƒÂ¡n 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
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
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
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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