Public Date:
1090120: CVE-2014-0188 OpenShift: openshift-origin-broker plugin allows impersonation

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The openshift-origin-broker in Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2.0.5, 1.2.7, and earlier does not properly handle authentication requests from the remote-user auth plugin, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and impersonate arbitrary users via the X-Remote-User header in a request to a passthrough trigger.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0188 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHOSE Client 1.2 (openshift-origin-broker) RHSA-2014:0422 2014-04-23
RHOSE Client 2.0 (openshift-origin-broker) RHSA-2014:0423 2014-04-23

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1 enshift-origin-broker Affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


add this in the host httpd conf global config, e.g. at the
end of /etc/httpd/conf.d/000002_openshift_origin_broker_proxy.conf:

RequestHeader unset X-Remote-User

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