USN-1552-1: OpenStack Keystone vulnerabilities

3 September 2012

keystone vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Two security issues were fixed in OpenStack Keystone.

Software Description

  • keystone - OpenStack identity service


Dolph Mathews discovered that OpenStack Keystone did not properly restrict to administrative users the ability to update users’ tenants. A remote attacker that can reach the administrative API can use this to add any user to any tenant. (CVE-2012-3542)

Derek Higgins discovered that OpenStack Keystone did not properly implement token expiration. A remote attacker could use this to continue to access an account that has been disabled or has a changed password. (CVE-2012-3426)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
keystone - 2012.1+stable~20120824-a16a0ab9-0ubuntu2.1
python-keystone - 2012.1+stable~20120824-a16a0ab9-0ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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