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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: openstack-nova security, bug fix, and enhancement update
8 April 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-0259
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running openstack-nova check for an updated version of the software
for their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: openstack-nova security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:0790-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0790.html
Issue date: 2015-04-07
CVE Names: CVE-2015-0259
Updated openstack-nova packages that fix one security issue, several bugs,
and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
OpenStack Platform 6.0.
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
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 for RHEL 7 - noarch
OpenStack Compute (nova) launches and schedules large networks of virtual
machines, creating a redundant and scalable cloud computing platform.
Compute provides the software, control panels, and APIs required to
orchestrate a cloud, including running virtual machine instances and
controlling access through users and projects.
It was discovered that the OpenStack Compute (nova) console websocket did
not correctly verify the origin header. An attacker could use this flaw to
conduct a cross-site websocket hijack attack. Note that only Compute setups
with VNC or SPICE enabled were affected by this flaw. (CVE-2015-0259)
Red Hat would like to thank the OpenStack project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Brian Manifold of Cisco, and Paul McMillan of Nebula
as the original reporters.
In addition to the above issue, this update also addresses bugs and
enhancements which are documented in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
Platform Technical Notes, linked to in the References section.
All openstack-nova users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct these issues and add these enhancements.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1017288 - [Blocked] Snapshots on GlusterFS w/ libgfapi enabled
1100535 - [RFE][nova]: Add a virt driver for Ironic
1104926 - [RFE][nova]: I/O (PCIe) Based NUMA Scheduling
1171454 - Launching an instance with muliple interfaces attached to same network by using --net-id fails
1190112 - CVE-2015-0259 openstack-nova: console Cross-Site WebSocket hijacking
1190719 - when using dedicated cpus, the emulator thread should be affined as well
1191174 - Cinder volume fails to attach when multipathing in Nova and Storwize CHAPS are enabled
1203182 - Launching an instance fails when using a port with vnic_type=direct
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 for RHEL 7:
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 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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