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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
HPSBGN03645 rev.2 - HPE Helion OpenStack Glance, Remote
Access Restriction Bypass, Unauthorized Access
23 September 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HPE Helion OpenStack Glance
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2016-4383
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c05273584
HPSBGN03645 rev.2 - HPE Helion OpenStack Glance, Remote Access Restriction
Bypass, Unauthorized Access
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Last Updated: 2016-09-15
Potential Security Impact: Remote Access Restriction Bypass, Unauthorized
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team
Potential vulnerabilities have been identified in HPE Helion OpenStack
Glance. The vulnerabilities can be remotely exploited to allow access
restriction bypass and unauthorized access.
A malicious tenant is able to reuse deleted Glance image IDs to share
malicious images with other tenants in a manner that is undetectable to the
victim tenant if the Helion OpenStack administrators have both:
1. Edited the policy.json file to allow non-admin tenants to share images
with other tenants or edited policy.json to allow non-admin tenants to create
2. Deleted image IDs from the Glance database, either manually or using the
purge tool ("glance-manage db purge").
Further details are available in OSSN-0075 here:
- PSRT110227, PSRT110231
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HPE Helion CloudSystem all
HPE Helion OpenStack all
CVSS Base Metrics
Reference, CVSS V3 Score/Vector, CVSS V2 Score/Vector
Information on CVSS is documented in
HPE Customer Notice HPSN-2008-002 here:
HPE has provided the following mitigation instructions for HPE Helion
* This procedure ensures that images shared between two tenants who trust
each other are not maliciously replaced by a malicious tenant reusing a
deleted image ID. Perform the following action:
1. The admin should update the policy.json file so that only admins can
2. All public or shared images should be quarantined by marking them as
deactivated using the Glance API.
3. The admin should inspect all public/shared images to see if they have
been replaced by malicious images.
4. Any images which cannot be confirmed to be non-malicious should be left
5. Images which can be confirmed to be non-malicious images can be
reactivated using the Glance API.
* **Note:** Images can be confirmed to be non-malicious for example by
examining the Glance logs or backup Glance databases to show that the image
ID has not been recycled.
Version:1 (rev.1) - 16 September 2016 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 15 September 2016 Corrected URL
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