(RHSA-2014:0506) Moderate: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.4.0 update

2014-06-09T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2014:0506
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-07T09:00:29

Description

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager is a visual tool for centrally managing collections of virtual servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows. This package also includes the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager API, a set of scriptable commands that give administrators the ability to perform queries and operations on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.

The Manager is a JBoss Application Server application that provides several interfaces through which the virtual environment can be accessed and interacted with, including an Administration Portal, a User Portal, and a Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interface (API).

It was found that the oVirt web admin interface did not generate a new session ID after authenticating a user. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform session fixation attacks. (CVE-2014-0152)

It was found that the oVirt web admin interface stored session IDs in HTML5 local storage. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted web page that, when visited by a user with a valid REST API session, would allow the attacker to read the session ID from local storage. This is possible because HTML5 local storage is not protected by the same-origin policy (SOP). (CVE-2014-0153)

These updated Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager packages also include numerous bug fixes and various enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 Technical Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the most significant of these changes.

All Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements.