Bug #11119

CVE-2015-5152 - API permits HTTP requests when require_ssl is enabled

Added by Dominic Cleal about 2 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
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Category:Security
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Found in release:1.1 Pull request:
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Release1.9.0Release relationshipAuto

Description

The "require_ssl" setting (in /etc/foreman/settings.yml) should enforce that web requests sent to Foreman over HTTP are redirected to HTTPS, but this was found not to happen with API requests (e.g. from Hammer CLI). Foreman will process API requests over HTTP, but should have redirected.

Redirection won't help with credentials having already been sent, but should give some notification that the user/app is using the wrong URL.

Affects all versions of Foreman since 1.1.

The issue has already been fixed since Foreman 1.9.0-RC1 via a refactor in #10471.

To mitigate this with Apache, add a stanza to the HTTP VirtualHost (e.g. in /etc/httpd/conf.d/05-foreman.d/api_redirect.conf) similar to:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/api/(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/api/$1 [R,L]

Related issues

Related to Foreman - Refactor #10471: Replace require_ssl filter with Rails' force_ssl Closed 05/11/2015

History

#1 Updated by Dominic Cleal about 2 years ago

  • Related to Refactor #10471: Replace require_ssl filter with Rails' force_ssl added

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