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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: Foreman security update
15 November 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4386
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: Moderate: Foreman security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1522-01
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1522.html
Issue date: 2013-11-14
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4386
Updated Foreman packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat OpenStack 3.0.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
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 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
It was found that Foreman did not correctly sanitize values of the "fqdn"
and "hostgroup" parameters, allowing an attacker to provide a specially
crafted value for these parameters and perform an SQL injection attack.
This issue was discovered by Dominic Cleal of Red Hat.
Users of Foreman are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. 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/):
1013076 - CVE-2013-4386 Foreman: host and host group parameter SQL injection
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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