Red Hat OpenStack openstack-ironic-inspector Introspection SQL Injection Vulnerability [CVE-2019-10141]

CVE Number – CVE-2019-10141

A vulnerability in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to conduct SQL injection attacks on a targeted system. The vulnerability exists in the node_cache.find_node() function in the openstack-ironic-inspector service of the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting malicious introspection data to the targeted system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to conduct SQL injection attacks on the targeted system.Red Hat has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.

Analysis

  • To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to have network access and the ability to send malicious introspection data to the affected system. These requirements could reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Safeguards

  • Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

    Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

    Administrators are advised to run both firewall and antivirus applications to minimize the potential of inbound and outbound threats.

    Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

    Administrators can help protect affected systems from external attacks by using a solid firewall strategy.

    Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.

Vendor Announcements

Fixed Software

  • Red Hat has released software updates for registered subscribers at the following link: Red Hat Network. Red Hat packages can be updated on Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5 and later using the yum tool.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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