ESB-2017.3234 - [UNIX/Linux][Virtual][RedHat] heketi: Multiple vulnerabilities 2017-12-19

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                     Important: heketi security update
                             19 December 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           heketi
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Increased Privileges            -- Existing Account
                   Access Confidential Data        -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-15104 CVE-2017-15103 

Original Bulletin:

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

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: heketi security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2017:3481-01
Product:           Red Hat Gluster Storage
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2017-12-18
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-15103 CVE-2017-15104 

1. Summary:

An update for heketi is now available for Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.3 for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. 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:

Red Hat Gluster Storage Server 3.3 on RHEL-7 - x86_64

3. Description:

Heketi provides a RESTful management interface which can be used to manage
the life cycle of GlusterFS volumes. With Heketi, cloud services like
OpenStack Manila, Kubernetes, and OpenShift can dynamically provision
GlusterFS volumes with any of the supported durability types. Heketi will
automatically determine the location for bricks across the cluster, making
sure to place bricks and its replicas across different failure domains.
Heketi also supports any number of GlusterFS clusters, allowing cloud
services to provide network file storage without being limited to a single
GlusterFS cluster.

Security Fix(es):

* A security-check flaw was found in the way the Heketi server API handled
user requests. An authenticated Heketi user could send specially crafted
requests to the Heketi server, resulting in remote command execution as the
user running Heketi server and possibly privilege escalation.

* An access flaw was found in heketi, where the heketi.json configuration
file was world readable. An attacker having local access to the Heketi
server could read plain-text passwords from the heketi.json file.

Red Hat would like to thank Markus Krell (NTT Security) for reporting
CVE-2017-15103. The CVE-2017-15104 issue was discovered by Siddharth Sharma
(Red Hat).

4. Solution:

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

5. Bugs fixed (

1510147 - CVE-2017-15103 heketi: OS command injection in heketi API
1510149 - CVE-2017-15104 heketi:  Information disclosure through world readable file

6. Package List:

Red Hat Gluster Storage Server 3.3 on RHEL-7:



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7. References:

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <>. More contact
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