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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

               Low: openstack-heat-templates security update
                                30 May 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           openstack-heat-templates
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Unauthorised Access            -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0042 CVE-2014-0041 CVE-2014-0040

Original Bulletin: 

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
         running openstack-heat-templates check for an updated version of the
         software for their operating system.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Low: openstack-heat-templates security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:0579-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0579.html
Issue date:        2014-05-29
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0040 CVE-2014-0041 CVE-2014-0042 

1. Summary:

An updated openstack-heat-templates package that fixes three security
issues is now available Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Low
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:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 - noarch

3. Description:

OpenStack Orchestration (heat) is a template-driven engine used to specify
and deploy configurations for Compute, Storage, and OpenStack Networking.
It can also be used to automate post-deployment actions, which in turn
allows automated provisioning of infrastructure, services, and
applications. Orchestration can also be integrated with Telemetry alarms to
implement auto-scaling for certain infrastructure resources.

The openstack-heat-templates package provides heat example templates and
image building elements for the openstack-heat package.

It was discovered that certain heat templates used HTTP to insecurely
download packages and signing keys via Yum. An attacker could use this flaw
to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to prevent essential security updates
from being installed on the system. (CVE-2014-0040)

It was found that certain heat templates disabled SSL protection for
various Yum repositories (sslverify=false). An attacker could use this flaw
to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to prevent essential security updates
from being installed on the system. (CVE-2014-0041)

It was discovered that certain heat templates disabled GPG signature
checking of packages via Yum (gpgcheck=0). An attacker could use this flaw
to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to install arbitrary packages on the
system. (CVE-2014-0042)

These issues were discovered by Grant Murphy of the Red Hat Product
Security Team.

All openstack-heat-templates users are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which corrects these issues.

4. Solution:

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/):

1059514 - CVE-2014-0040 OpenStack openstack-heat-templates: use of HTTP to download signing keys/code
1059515 - CVE-2014-0041 OpenStack openstack-heat-templates: use of HTTPS url and sslverify=false
1059520 - CVE-2014-0042 OpenStack openstack-heat-templates: setting gpgcheck=0 for signed packages

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0:



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from

7. References:


8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
Version: GnuPG v1.4.4 (GNU/Linux)


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