(RHSA-2014:1942) Moderate: openstack-neutron security and bug fix update

ID RHSA-2014:1942
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-03-19T16:26:44


OpenStack Networking (neutron) is a pluggable, scalable, and API-driven system that provisions networking services to virtual machines. Its main function is to manage connectivity to and from virtual machines. As of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0, 'neutron' replaces 'quantum' as the core component of OpenStack Networking.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way neutron handled the 'dns_nameservers' parameter. By providing specially crafted 'dns_nameservers' values, an authenticated user could use this flaw to crash the neutron service. (CVE-2014-7821)

Red Hat would like to thank the OpenStack project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Henry Yamauchi, Charles Neill, and Michael Xin (Rackspace) as the original reporters.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

  • Prior to this update, the network name and UUID were not sent to N1KV during the subnet creation process. Consequently, N1KV was unable to properly associate the network and subnet in its local configuration. This update addresses this issue by sending the required network name and UUID during subnet creation, with the result that they are now properly associated on the N1KV. (BZ#1118508)

  • Previously, a rollback did not result in all entries being cleared from the N1KV-specific database tables, resulting in the presence of stale entries. This update addresses the issue by performing a proper cleanup of all N1KV tables. Consequently, stale entries are no longer left in the N1KV tables. (BZ#1124991)

  • Previously, the N1KV OpenStack Networking (neutron) plug-in did not sent the subtype for overlay networks during the network segment pool creation process. This update addresses this issue by sending the required details during the creation process. (BZ#1130336)

All openstack-neutron users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.