Bug 825870 (CVE-2012-2654) - CVE-2012-2654 OpenStack Nova security groups fail to be set correctly
Summary: CVE-2012-2654 OpenStack Nova security groups fail to be set correctly
Alias: CVE-2012-2654
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 829439 829440 829441
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Reported: 2012-05-28 20:28 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-09-12 18:20:15 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch for CVE-2012-2654 (1.75 KB, patch)
2012-05-28 20:30 UTC, Kurt Seifried
no flags Details | Diff

Description Kurt Seifried 2012-05-28 20:28:32 UTC
From linux distros robert.clark@hp.com

Title: Security groups fail to be set correctly

Impact: Medium

Reporter: HP Cloud Services hpcs.security@hp.com

Products: Nova

Affects: All versions

HP Cloud Services reported a vulnerability in Nova API handling. When a security group is created via the EC2 or OS API's that uses a protocol defined in the incorrect case i.e 'TCP' rather than 'tcp' it causes a later string comparison to fail. This leads to Security Groups not being set correctly. Once the Nova DB has been polluted with the incorrect case any subsequent modifications to the security group will also fail.

Proposed patch:
See attached diff. This proposed patch will be merged to Nova master and stable/diablo/essex branches on public disclosure date.

Database considerations:
The attached diff will make Nova resilient to any protocol case inconsistencies that may be in the Nova DB. Downstream stakeholders may want to consider sanitising their database by forcing all protocol entries to lower case, hardening their DB against any failures of future code that may expect the data to be lower case.

Proposed public disclosure date/time:
Wednesday 6th June 1000 UTC

Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2012-05-28 20:30:36 UTC
Created attachment 587284 [details]
Patch for CVE-2012-2654

Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2012-06-06 18:51:50 UTC
Created openstack-nova tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-16 [bug 829439]
Affects: fedora-17 [bug 829440]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 829441]

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