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Red Hat: 2014:1050-01: openstack-ceilometer: Important Advisory Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated OpenStack Telemetry packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: openstack-ceilometer security and bug fix update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:1050-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2014-08-13
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-4615 

1. Summary:

Updated OpenStack Telemetry packages that fix one security issue and one
bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 - noarch

3. Description:

OpenStack Telemetry (ceilometer) collects customer usage data for metering
purposes. Telemetry implements bus listener, push, and polling agents for
data collection; this data is stored in a database and presented via the
REST API. In addition, Telemetry's extensible design means it can be
optionally extended to gather customized data sets.

It was found that authentication tokens were not properly sanitized from
the message queue by the notifier middleware. An attacker with read access
to the message queue could possibly use this flaw to intercept an
authentication token and gain elevated privileges. Note that all services
using the notifier middleware configured after the auth_token middleware
pipeline were affected. (CVE-2014-4615)

This update also fixes the following bug:

* An incompatibility issue was found with the recent update of the
python-qpid package. This caused several OpenStack services, including
OpenStack Telemetry, to malfunction. By updating the RPC code, this issue
is now resolved. (BZ#1116462)

All OpenStack Telemetry users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which correct these issues.

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 (

1112945 - CVE-2014-4615 pycadf: token leak to message queue
1116462 - RHOSP 4 is incompatible with python-qpid >= 0.18-11

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0:



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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