Bug 873120 (CVE-2012-5474) - CVE-2012-5474 OpenStack: Dashboard /etc/openstack-dashboard/local_settings secret key exposure
Summary: CVE-2012-5474 OpenStack: Dashboard /etc/openstack-dashboard/local_settings se...
Alias: CVE-2012-5474
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 873121 873440 876291
Blocks: 836072 873487
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Reported: 2012-11-05 08:03 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2021-02-17 08:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-12-14 09:10:12 UTC

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Description Kurt Seifried 2012-11-05 08:03:48 UTC
Within the OpenStack dashboard package (specifically openstack-dashboard) the 
file /etc/openstack-dashboard/local_settings is world readable and contains:

# Note: You should change this value
SECRET_KEY = 'elj1IWiLoWHgcyYxFVLj7cM5rGOOxWl0'

Also as a note the same value is contained within:

This file needs to be read by the web server (apache HTTPD), so a reasonable
file configuration would be to set the file as owned by the root user and the 
apache group with file mode 0640. 

As I understand it this value is no longer used in the Folsom release of 

Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2012-11-13 18:34:16 UTC
Created python-django-horizon tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-6 [bug 876291]

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-11-17 19:50:22 UTC
python-keystoneclient-, python-glanceclient-0.5.1-1.el6, python-websockify-0.2.0-1.el6, novnc-0.4-2.el6, python-prettytable-0.6.1-1.el6, openstack-quantum-2012.2-2.el6, python-quantumclient-2.1.1-0.el6, python-cinderclient-0.2.26-1.el6, python-novaclient-2.9.0-1.el6, python-django-openstack-auth-1.0.2-3.el6, openstack-nova-2012.2-2.el6, openstack-cinder-2012.2-3.el6, openstack-utils-2012.2-6.el6, openstack-glance-2012.2-3.el6, python-django-horizon-2012.2-4.el6, openstack-keystone-2012.2-5.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-11-23 07:39:33 UTC
python-django-horizon-2012.2-4.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-11-28 06:03:22 UTC

This issue was discovered by Kurt Seifried of Red Hat Security Response Team.

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