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[security bulletin] HPSBGN03676 rev.1 - HPE Helion OpenStack Glance Image Service, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

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HPSBGN03676 rev.1 - HPE Helion OpenStack Glance Image Service, Remote Denial
of Service (DoS)

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-11-15
Last Updated: 2016-11-15

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HPE Helion
OpenStack Glance image service. This vulnerability could be exploited
remotely to allow a Denial of Service (DoS).


  - CVE-2016-8611 - OpenStack Glance image service, Remote Denial of Service

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

  - HP Helion OpenStack all
  - HPE Helion OpenStack all


  CVSS Base Metrics
  Reference, CVSS V3 Score/Vector, CVSS V2 Score/Vector

      4.3 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
      4.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

    Information on CVSS is documented in
    HPE Customer Notice HPSN-2008-002 here:



HPE has provided the following mitigations to resolve this issue: 
 * Deploy rate-limiting proxies or web application firewalls
   + For all versions of Glance which expose either the v1 or the v2 /images
API, operators are recommended to deploy external rate-limiting proxies or
web application firewalls. This will provide a front-end layer of protection
to Glance. The Glance database should be monitored for abnormal growth.
Although rate-limiting does not eliminate this vulnerability, it will slow it
to the point where operators can react prior to a Denial of Service
 * Restrict image creation to the admin role
  + Another possible mitigation is to restrict image creation to the admin
role. This should only be done when there are Glance nodes dedicated to
end-user access only. 
   + For further recommendations on external rate limiting and restricting
image creation, please refer to the Open Stack Security Notice OSSN-0076 -

Version:1 (rev.1) - 15 November 2016 Initial release

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