OSSA-2015-009: Persistent XSS in Horizon metadata dashboard

Date

May 25, 2015

CVE

CVE-2015-3988

Affects

  • Horizon: 2014.2 versions through 2014.2.3 and version 2015.1.0

Description

Sunil Yadav from IBM Security Services reported a persistent XSS in Horizon. An authenticated user may conduct a persistent XSS attack by setting a malicious metadata to a Glance image, a Nova flavor or a Host Aggregate and tricking an administrator to load the update metadata page. Once executed in a legitimate context this attack may result in a privilege escalation. All Horizon setups are affected.

Credits

  • Sunil Yadav from IBM (CVE-2015-3988)

Notes

  • This fix will be included in future 2014.2.4 (juno) and 2015.1.1 (kilo) releases.