USN-1830-1: OpenStack Keystone vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1830-1

16th 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 version:

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.