Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : horizon vulnerability (USN-1565-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62073


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Thomas Biege discovered that the Horizon authentication mechanism did not validate the next parameter. An attacker could use this to construct a link to legitimate OpenStack web dashboard that redirected the user to a malicious website after authentication.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected openstack-dashboard and / or python-django-horizon packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62073

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1565-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/13

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openstack-dashboard, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-django-horizon, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3540

BID: 55329

OSVDB: 85114

USN: 1565-1