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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: python-keystoneclient security update
26 August 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1852
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: python-keystoneclient security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:1685-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1685.html
Issue date: 2015-08-25
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1852
Updated python-keystoneclient packages that fix one security issue are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0.
Red Hat Product Security 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
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 6 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 7 - noarch
Python-keystoneclient is a client library and a command-line utility
for interacting with the OpenStack Identity API.
It was discovered that some items in the S3Token configuration as used by
python-keystoneclient were incorrectly evaluated as strings, an issue
similar to CVE-2014-7144. If the "insecure" option was set to "false", the
option would be evaluated as true, resulting in TLS connections being
vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. Note: The "insecure" option
defaults to false, so setups that do not specifically define
"insecure=false" are not affected. (CVE-2015-1852)
Red Hat would like to thank the OpenStack project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Brant Knudson from IBM as the original reporter.
All python-keystoneclient users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
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/):
1209527 - CVE-2015-1852 OpenStack keystonemiddleware/keystoneclient: S3Token TLS cert verification option not honored
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 6:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 7:
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Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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