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USN-1565-1: OpenStack Horizon vulnerability

13 September 2012

OpenStack Horizon could help expose sensitive information.



  • horizon - Web interface for OpenStack cloud infrastructure


Thomas Biege discovered that the Horizon authentication mechanism
did not validate the next parameter. An attacker could use this to
construct a link to legitimate OpenStack web dashboard that redirected
the user to a malicious website after authentication.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.