RHSA-2017:0165 - Security Advisory
Moderate: openstack-cinder security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
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Identify and remediate systems affected by this advisory.
An update for openstack-cinder is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
OpenStack Block Storage (cinder) manages block storage mounting and the presentation of such mounted block storage to instances. The backend physical storage can consist of local disks, or Fiber Channel, iSCSI, and NFS mounts attached to Compute nodes. In addition, Block Storage supports volume backups, and snapshots for temporary save and restore operations. Programmatic management is available via Block Storage's API.
- A resource vulnerability in the Block Storage (cinder) service was found in its use of qemu-img. An unprivileged user could consume as much as 4 GB of RAM on the compute host by uploading a malicious image. This flaw could lead possibly to host out-of-memory errors and negatively affect other running tenant instances. (CVE-2015-5162)
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
- Red Hat OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 6 x86_64
- BZ - 1268303 - CVE-2015-5162 openstack-nova/glance/cinder: Malicious image may exhaust resources
Red Hat OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 6
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