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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: openstack-heat security, bug fix, and enhancement update
18 May 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-2621
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running openstack-heat check for an updated version of the software
for their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: openstack-heat security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:1243-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1243
Issue date: 2017-05-17
CVE Names: CVE-2017-2621
An update for openstack-heat is now available for Red Hat OpenStack
Platform 10.0 (Newton).
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.0 - noarch
OpenStack Orchestration (heat) is a template-driven engine used to specify
and deploy configurations for Compute, Storage, and OpenStack Networking.
The service can be used to automate post-deployment actions, which in turn
allows automated provisioning of infrastructure, services, and
applications. Additionally, Orchestration can be integrated with Telemetry
alarms to implement auto-scaling for certain infrastructure resources.
The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
openstack-heat (7.0.2). (BZ#1431258)
* An access-control flaw was found in the OpenStack Orchestration (heat)
service where a service log directory was improperly made world readable. A
malicious system user could exploit this flaw to access sensitive
Red Hat would like to thank Hans Feldt (Ericsson) for reporting this issue.
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1420990 - CVE-2017-2621 openstack-heat: /var/log/heat/ is world readable
1424578 - Heat doesn't inject personality files on rebuild
1424886 - Password written in clear text in heat-api.log with DEBUG mode [openstack-10]
1428632 - OpenStack Heat may fail to connect keystone admin API in multi-region environment
1428877 - [UPDATES] ERROR: The "pre-update" hook is not defined on SoftwareDeployment "UpdateDeployment"
1431258 - Rebase openstack-heat to stable/newton hash 6533b3d
6. Package List:
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.0:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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