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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: python-keystoneclient security update
9 January 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-7144
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: python-keystoneclient security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:0020-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0020.html
Issue date: 2015-01-08
CVE Names: CVE-2014-7144
Updated python-keystoneclient packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 - noarch
Python-keystoneclient is a client library and a command line utility for
interacting with the OpenStack Identity API. The OpenStack Identity
auth_token middleware component handles the authentication of tokens
It was found that python-keystoneclient treated all settings in paste.ini
files as string types. If the "insecure" option were set to any value in a
paste.ini configuration file, it would be evaluated as true, resulting in
TLS connections being vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.
Note that when the "insecure" option was not set in paste.ini, it evaluated
to false, and verification was performed.
All python-keystoneclient users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which correct this issue. After installing this update, all
OpenStack services using auth_token must be restarted for this update to
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1143808 - CVE-2014-7144 python-keystoneclient: TLS certificate verification disabled
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0:
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The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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