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USN-2105-1: MAAS vulnerabilities

13 February 2014

The cluster could be made to run programs as an administrator.



  • maas - Ubuntu MAAS Server


James Troup discovered that MAAS stored RabbitMQ authentication
credentials in a world-readable file. A local authenticated user
could read this password and potentially gain privileges of other
user accounts. This update restricts the file permissions to prevent
unintended access. (CVE-2013-1069)

Chris Glass discovered that the MAAS API was vulnerable to cross-site
scripting vulnerabilities. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities,
if a user were tricked into viewing a specially crafted page, a remote
attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential
data, within the same domain. (CVE-2013-1070)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart apache2 to make all
the necessary changes.