Red Hat: 2014:1781-01: openstack-nova: Important Advisory

    Date03 Nov 2014
    CategoryRed Hat
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Updated openstack-nova packages that fix two security issues, multiple bugs, and add enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. [More...]
                       Red Hat Security Advisory
    Synopsis:          Important: openstack-nova security, bug fix, and enhancement update
    Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:1781-01
    Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
    Advisory URL:
    Issue date:        2014-11-03
    CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3608 CVE-2014-8750 
    1. Summary:
    Updated openstack-nova packages that fix two security issues, multiple
    bugs, and add enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    OpenStack Platform 5.0 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
    Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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 5.0 for RHEL 6 - noarch
    3. Description:
    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, managing
    networks, and controlling access through users and projects.
    A race condition flaw was found in the way the nova VMware driver handled
    VNC port allocation. An authenticated user could use this flaw to gain
    unauthorized console access to instances belonging to other tenants by
    repeatedly spawning new instances. Note that only nova setups using the
    VMware driver and the VNC proxy service were affected. (CVE-2014-8750)
    CVE-2014-2573, the fix for which was provided with the initial release of
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for Red Hat Enterprise
    Linux 6, describes a flaw in the nova VMware driver. An authenticated user
    could exceed their quota by placing an image into rescue and then deleting
    it, causing the rescue image to be left behind.
    It was found that the fix for CVE-2014-2573 was incomplete. A virtual
    machine could be forced into the ERROR state from rescue by issuing a
    suspend command. Virtual machines deleted from the ERROR state would still
    leave the rescue image behind, allowing a user to exceed their quota. Note
    that only setups using the nova VMware driver were affected.
    The CVE-2014-3608 issue was discovered by Garth Mollett of Red Hat Product
    The openstack-nova packages have been upgraded to upstream version
    2014.1.3, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the
    previous version. (BZ#1149749)
    All openstack-nova 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 (
    1148253 - CVE-2014-3608 openstack-nova: incomplete fix for CVE-2014-2573, Nova VMware driver still leaks rescued images
    1149749 - Rebase openstack-nova to 2014.1.3
    1152346 - CVE-2014-8750 openstack-nova: Nova VMware driver may connect VNC to another tenant's console
    6. Package List:
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 6:
    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 . More contact
    details at
    Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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