RHEL 7 : ceph (RHSA-2016:1384)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112171
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn updated ceph package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Ceph Storage 1.3 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
Red Hat Ceph Storage is a massively scalable, open, software-defined storage platform that combines the most stable version of Ceph with a Ceph management platform, deployment tools, and support services.
A flaw was found in the way handle_command() function would validate prefix value from user. An authenticated attacker could send a specially crafted prefix value resulting in ceph monitor crash.(CVE-2016-5009)
Upstream acknowledges Xiaoxi Chen as the original reporter of CVE-2016-5009.
All ceph users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.