USN-1830-1: OpenStack Keystone vulnerability

16 May 2013

keystone vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Keystone would allow unintended access over the network.

Software Description

  • keystone - OpenStack identity service


Sam Stoelinga discovered that Keystone would not immediately invalidate tokens when deleting users via the v2 API. A deleted user would be able to continue to use resources until the token lifetime expired.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
python-keystone - 1:2013.1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.10
python-keystone - 2012.2.3+stable-20130206-82c87e56-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-keystone - 2012.1.3+stable-20130423-f48dd0fc-0ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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