USN-3447-1: OpenStack Horizon vulnerability

11 October 2017

horizon vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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

Software Description

  • horizon - Web interface for OpenStack cloud infrastructure


Beth Lancaster and Brandon Sawyers discovered that OpenStack Horizon was incorrect protected against cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. A remote authenticated user could use this issue to inject web script or HTML in a dashboard form.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
openstack-dashboard - 1:2014.1.5-0ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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