USN-1439-1: Horizon vulnerabilities

7 May 2012

horizon vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Horizon could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description

  • horizon - Web interface for OpenStack cloud infrastructure

Details

Matthias Weckbecker discovered a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Horizon via the log viewer refrash mechanism. If a user were tricked into viewing a specially crafted log message, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents or steal confidential data within the same domain. (CVE-2012-2094)

Thomas Biege discovered a session fixation vulnerability in Horizon. An attacker could exploit this to potentially allow access to unauthorized information and capabilities. (CVE-2012-2144)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-django-horizon - 2012.1-0ubuntu8.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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