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Red Hat: 2014:0423-01: openshift-origin-broker: Critical Advisory Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated openshift-origin-broker and rubygem-openshift-origin-auth-remote-user packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2.0.5. [More...]
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: openshift-origin-broker security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:0423-01
Product:           Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2014-04-23
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0188 

1. Summary:

Updated openshift-origin-broker and
rubygem-openshift-origin-auth-remote-user packages that fix one security
issue are now available for Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2.0.5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Critical
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHOSE Infrastructure 2.0 - noarch

3. Description:

The openshift-origin-broker package provides the OpenShift Broker service
that manages all user logins, DNS name resolution, application states, and
general orchestration of the applications.

The rubygem-openshift-origin-auth-remote-user package provides the remote
user authentication plug-in.

A flaw was found in the way openshift-origin-broker handled authentication
requests via the remote user authentication plug-in. A remote attacker able
to submit a request to openshift-origin-broker could set the X-Remote-User
header, and send the request to a passthrough trigger, resulting in a
bypass of the authentication checks to gain access to any OpenShift user
account on the system. (CVE-2014-0188)

All users of Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2.0.5 are advised to upgrade to
these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this
issue. After installing the updated packages, restart the httpd daemon for
this update to take effect.

4. Solution:

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 (

1090120 - CVE-2014-0188 OpenShift: openshift-origin-broker plugin allows impersonation

6. Package List:

RHOSE Infrastructure 2.0:



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from

7. References:

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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