USN-2062-1: OpenStack Horizon vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2062-1

19th 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 version:

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.