ESB-2017.2169 - [Linux][RedHat][Solaris] instack-undercloud: Overwrite arbitrary files - Existing account 2017-08-31

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                               ESB-2017.2169
               Moderate: instack-undercloud security update
                              31 August 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           instack-undercloud
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
Impact/Access:     Overwrite Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-7549  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2557

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
         running instack-undercloud check for an updated version of the 
         software for their operating system.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: instack-undercloud security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2017:2557-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL:      https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2557
Issue date:        2017-08-30
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-7549 
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1. Summary:

An update for instack-undercloud is now available for Red Hat OpenStack
Platform 9.0 (Mitaka) director.

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:

OpenStack 9.0 Director for RHEL 7 - noarch

3. Description:

instack-undercloud provides a collection of scripts and elements that can
be used to install an OpenStack undercloud (using python-instack).

Security Fix(es):

* A flaw was found in instack-undercloud where pre-install and security
policy scripts used insecure temporary files. A local user could exploit
this flaw to conduct a symbolic-link attack, allowing them to overwrite the
contents of arbitrary files. (CVE-2017-7549)

This issue was discovered by Matthew Booth (Red Hat).

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1477403 - CVE-2017-7549 instack-undercloud: uses hardcoded /tmp paths

6. Package List:

OpenStack 9.0 Director for RHEL 7:

Source:
instack-undercloud-4.0.0-17.el7ost.src.rpm

noarch:
instack-undercloud-4.0.0-17.el7ost.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7549
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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