(RHSA-2013:0995) Important: Foreman security and bug fix update

ID RHSA-2013:0995
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-13T01:27:37


The Foreman packages provide facilities for rapidly deploying Red Hat OpenStack 3.0 ("Grizzly") Preview. These packages are provided as a Technology Preview. For more information on the scope and nature of support for items marked as Technology Preview, refer to https://access.redhat.com/support/offerings/techpreview/

A flaw was found in the create method of the Foreman Bookmarks controller. A user with privileges to create a bookmark could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Foreman, giving them control of the system running Foreman (such as installing new packages) and all systems managed by Foreman. (CVE-2013-2121)

A flaw was found in the way the Foreman UsersController controller handled user creation. A non-admin user with privileges to create non-admin accounts could use this flaw to create admin accounts, giving them control of the system running Foreman (such as installing new packages) and all systems managed by Foreman. (CVE-2013-2113)

These issues were discovered by Ramon de C Valle of the Red Hat Product Security Team.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

  • The cron job for Puppet had an incorrect path when installed via the Foreman installer. (BZ#969531)

  • This update removes provisioning templates and installation media for unsupported client operating systems. (BZ#971545)

  • Previously, the init script for Foreman was installed in the /opt/ directory, resulting in errors when attempting to use the "service" command to control Foreman, and errors when installing or upgrading the Foreman packages. As the Foreman service is not needed for Red Hat OpenStack, this update removes the init script. (BZ#972755)

  • Previously, after using Foreman to install controller and compute nodes, it was not possible to launch compute instances. (BZ#972780)

  • Previously, Foreman compiled assets for an incorrect path. The assets were configured for "[fully qualified domain name]/foreman", which is not where Foreman is served from in Red Hat OpenStack. (BZ#975068)

  • Previously, the Foreman installer used a reference to an OpenStack host's network interface instead of its own secondary interface when creating a subnet, which could cause subnet creation to fail and a "rake aborted!" message to be displayed. (BZ#976907)

Users of Foreman are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. In Red Hat OpenStack, Foreman runs on the Apache HTTP Server using mod_passenger. As such, after installing the updated packages, the httpd service must be restarted ("service httpd restart") for this update to take effect.