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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

 Important: openstack-packstack security, bug fix, and enhancement update
                              23 October 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           openstack-packstack
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3703  

Original Bulletin: 

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

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: openstack-packstack security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:1691-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1691.html
Issue date:        2014-10-22
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3703 

1. Summary:

Updated openstack-packstack packages that fix one security issue, several
bugs, and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0.

Red Hat Product Security 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

3. Description:

PackStack is a command-line utility that uses Puppet modules to support
rapid deployment of OpenStack on existing servers over an SSH connection.
PackStack is suitable for deploying both single node proof-of-concept
installations and more complex multi-node installations.

It was discovered that the nova.conf configuration generated by PackStack
did not correctly set the libvirt_vif_driver configuration option if the
Open vSwitch (OVS) monolithic plug-in was not used. This could result in
deployments defaulting to having the firewall disabled unless the nova
configuration was manually modified after PackStack was started.

This issue was discovered by Yair Fried of Red Hat.

This update also fixes the following bug:

* This update fixes a dependency issue between the openstack-cinder-api and
openstack-cinder-backup services. The openstack-cinder-backup service is
now guaranteed to be started during PackStack installation. (BZ#1075609)

In addition, this update adds the following enhancements:

* This update enables mysqld performance improvement if users add the
following configuration options to the /etc/my.cnf file:

innodb_buffer_pool_size = (10-20% of available memory)
innodb_flush_method = O_DIRECT

These improvements are expected to be the default settings in the next
release. (BZ#1078999)

* With this update, PackStack now consistently performs the installation of
the sos, sos-plugins-openstack, and rhos-collector packages on all hosts.

All openstack-packstack users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which correct these issues and add these enhancements.

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/):

1075609 - openstack-cinder-backup service is not running after install
1092008 - VMware: iscsi target discovery fails while attaching volumes
1111640 - packstack should open Tunnel ports VXLAN and GRE
1131619 - RFE: packstack and foreman should install the rhos sos plugins on all nodes
1143906 - Errors when setting CONFIG_NEUTRON_OVS_TUNNEL_IF to a VLAN interface in RHEL OSP 4
1146077 - Errors when setting CONFIG_NEUTRON_OVS_TUNNEL_IF to a VLAN interface in RHEL OSP 4
1150104 - Packstack fails on mysql installation "Could not open required defaults file: /root/.my.cnf"
1152702 - CVE-2014-3703 Red Hat Openstack 4 Neutron: security groups fail to block traffic properly due to packstack configuration

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/

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