USN-1730-1: OpenStack Keystone vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1730-1

20th February, 2013

keystone vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Keystone could be made to crash or expose sensitive information over the network.

Software description

  • keystone - OpenStack identity service


Nathanael Burton discovered that Keystone did not properly verify disabled
users. An authenticated but disabled user would continue to have access
rights that were removed. (CVE-2013-0282)

Jonathan Murray discovered that Keystone would allow XML entity processing.
A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of
service via resource exhaustion. Authenticated users could also use this to
view arbitrary files on the Keystone server. (CVE-2013-1664, CVE-2013-1665)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
python-keystone 2012.2.1-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
python-keystone 2012.1+stable~20120824-a16a0ab9-0ubuntu2.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


CVE-2013-0282, CVE-2013-1664, CVE-2013-1665