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[RHSA-2014:0233-01] Important: openstack-packstack security and bug fix update

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Red Hat Security Advisory


Synopsis: Important: openstack-packstack security and bug fix update

Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:0233-01

Product: Red Hat OpenStack

Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0233.html

Issue date: 2014-03-04

CVE Names: CVE-2014-0071



1. Summary:


Updated openstack-packstack packages that fix one security issue and

multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack

Platform 4.0.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having

Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)

base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the

CVE link in the References section.


2. Relevant releases/architectures:


OpenStack 4 - noarch


3. Description:


PackStack is a command-line utility that uses Puppet modules to support

rapid deployment of OpenStack on existing servers over an SSH connection.

PackStack is suitable for deploying both single node proof-of-concept

installations and more complex multi-node installations.


It was found that PackStack did not correctly install the rules defined in

the default security groups when deployed on OpenStack Networking

(neutron), allowing network connections to be made to systems that should

not have been accessible. (CVE-2014-0071)


This update also fixes the following bugs:


* Previously, swift's object versioning was disabled by default. With this

update, this feature is now enabled in the default configuration file

('allow_versions "true"' in /etc/swift/container-server.conf). (BZ#967308)


* Previously, it was not possible to run neutron with Open vSwitch using

Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN). This update adds support for VXLAN in

neutron. (BZ#1021778)


* PackStack failed to complete the deployment of OpenStack due to the

MongoDB service (mongod) being terminated by systemd. This was because

mongod, when first started, exceeded the timeout value set by systemd.

With this update, mongod uses small files when it is initially started, and

no longer exceeds systemd's timeout value. (BZ#1036207)


* Previously, services for OpenStack Compute and other OpenStack components

ran in debug mode by default. With this update, the CONFIG_DEBUG_MODE

configuration parameter has been added. When this parameter is set to 'y',

all OpenStack services will run in debug mode. By default, debug mode is

disabled. (BZ#1048041)


Note: Currently, PackStack does not support deployment of the ML2 Neutron

plug-in. The ML2 plug-in can be used in manual configurations, or by

deploying initially with the Open vSwitch plug-in using PackStack and

converting the installation to use ML2. This method is described at

http://openstack.redhat.com/Modular_Layer_2_%28ML2%29_Plugin. The progress

on fixing this bug can be followed in Red Hat Bugzilla bug 1017144.


All openstack-packstack users are advised to upgrade to these updated

packages, which correct these issues.


4. Solution:


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata

relevant to your system have been applied.


This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to

use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at



5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):


967308 - allow swift object versioning by default

1021778 - Packstack should support VXLAN

1029671 - Keystone SQL Backend does not remove expired tokens

1034538 - Packstack puppet module firewall for Quickstack: newer version needed to support resilient iptables rules

1036207 - packstack requires 2 runs to install ceilometer

1042529 - Change qpid puppet module default for max_connections to be UINT16_MAX

1048041 - openstack-packstack install defaults to debug=true in nova

1048705 - packstack fails when qpid ssl enabled

1054498 - Horizon SSL is disabled by Nagios configuration via packstack

1064163 - CVE-2014-0071 OpenStack PackStack: Neutron Security Groups fail to block network traffic

1069215 - Packstack failed to configure Neutron to work with OVS and GRE


6. Package List:


OpenStack 4:









These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and

details on how to verify the signature are available from



7. References:





8. Contact:


The Red Hat security contact is . More contact

details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/


Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.


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