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Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:31:24 +0200
From: Tristan Cacqueray <>
Subject: [OSSA 2014-013] Keystone DoS through V3 API authentication chaining

OpenStack Security Advisory: 2014-013
CVE: CVE-2014-2828
Date: April 10, 2014
Title: Keystone DoS through V3 API authentication chaining
Reporter: Abu Shohel Ahmed (Ericsson)
Products: Keystone
Versions: from 2013.1 to 2013.2.3

Abu Shohel Ahmed from Ericsson reported a vulnerability in Keystone V3
API authentication. By sending a single request with the same
authentication method multiple times, a remote attacker may generate
unwanted load on the Keystone host, potentially resulting in a Denial of
Service against a Keystone service. Only Keystone setups enabling V3 API
are affected.

Juno (development branch) fix:

Icehouse (milestone-proposed branch) fix:

Havana fix:

This fix is included in the icehouse-rc2 development milestone and will
be included in a future 2013.2.4 release.


Tristan Cacqueray
OpenStack Vulnerability Management Team

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