USN-2062-1: OpenStack Horizon vulnerability

20 December 2013

horizon vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10


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

Software Description

  • horizon - Web interface for OpenStack cloud infrastructure


Chris Chapman discovered cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Horizon via the Volumes and Network Topology pages. An authenticated attacker could exploit these to conduct stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks against users viewing these pages in order to modify the contents or steal confidential data within the same domain.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
python-django-horizon - 1:2013.2-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 13.04
python-django-horizon - 1:2013.1.4-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.10
python-django-horizon - 2012.2.4-0ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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