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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: puppet-tripleo security update
6 January 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-9599
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: puppet-tripleo security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:0025-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0025.html
Issue date: 2017-01-05
CVE Names: CVE-2016-9599
An update for puppet-tripleo is now available for Red Hat OpenStack
Platform 10.0 (Newton).
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 OpenStack Platform 10.0 - noarch
puppet-tripleo is a key component of the Red Hat OpenStack Platform
director, which is a toolset for installing and managing a complete
* An access-control flaw was discovered in puppet-tripleo's IPtables rules
management, which allowed the creation of TCP/UDP rules with empty port
values. Some API services in Red Hat OpenStack Platform director are not
exposed to public networks, which meant their $public_ssl_port value was
set to empty (for example, openstack-glance, which is deployed by default
on both undercloud and overcloud). If SSL was enabled, a malicious user
could use these open ports to gain access to unauthorized resources.
This issue was discovered by Ben Nemec (Red Hat).
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1409687 - CVE-2016-9599 puppet-tripleo:if ssl is enabled, traffic is open on both undercloud and overcloud
6. Package List:
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.0:
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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