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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: python-keystoneclient security update
10 April 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0105
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: python-keystoneclient security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:0382-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0382.html
Issue date: 2014-04-09
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0105
Updated python-keystoneclient packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0.
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:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 - noarch
Python-keystoneclient is a client library and a command line utility for
interacting with the OpenStack Identity API. The OpenStack Identity
auth_token middleware component handles the authentication of tokens
When using the auth_token middleware with the memcached token cache
enabled, a token for a different identity could be returned. An
authenticated user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges by
making repeated requests that could eventually allow the user to acquire
the administrator's identity. Note that only OpenStack Identity setups
using auth_token with memcached were affected. (CVE-2014-0105)
Red Hat would like to thank the OpenStack project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Kieran Spear from the University of Melbourne as the
The python-keystoneclient package has been upgraded to version 0.7.1.
Additionally, the python-six package has been upgraded to version 1.5.2,
required by the updated python-keystoneclient package.
All python-keystoneclient users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which correct this issue. After installing this update, all
OpenStack services using auth_token must be restarted for this update to
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 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1082165 - CVE-2014-0105 python-keystoneclient: Potential context confusion in Keystone middleware
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0:
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Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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