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Ganeti RPM Packaging

Ganeti RPM Packaging for RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux and Fedora.

Packaging status

Version 2.15.2, 2.14.2, 2.13.3, 2.12.6, and 2.11.8: Important changes and security notes

Security release.


Ganeti provides a RESTful control interface called the RAPI. Its HTTPS implementation is vulnerable to DoS attacks via client-initiated SSL parameter renegotiation. While the interface is not meant to be exposed publicly, due to the fact that it binds to all interfaces, we believe some users might be exposing it unintentionally and are vulnerable. A DoS attack can consume resources meant for Ganeti daemons and instances running on the master node, making both perform badly.

Fixes are not feasible due to the OpenSSL Python library not exposing functionality needed to disable client-side renegotiation. Instead, we offer instructions on how to control RAPI's exposure, along with info on how RAPI can be setup alongside an HTTPS proxy in case users still want or need to expose the RAPI interface. The instructions are outlined in Ganeti's security document: doc/html/security.html


Ganeti leaks the DRBD secret through the RAPI interface. Examining job results after an instance information job reveals the secret. With the DRBD secret, access to the local cluster network, and ARP poisoning, an attacker can impersonate a Ganeti node and clone the disks of a DRBD-based instance. While an attacker with access to the cluster network is already capable of accessing any data written as DRBD traffic is unencrypted, having the secret expedites the process and allows access to the entire disk.

Fixes contained in this release prevent the secret from being exposed via the RAPI. The DRBD secret can be changed by converting an instance to plain and back to DRBD, generating a new secret, but redundancy will be lost until the process completes. Since attackers with node access are capable of accessing some and potentially all data even without the secret, we do not recommend that the secret be changed for existing instances.

Version 2.15.0, 2.14.1, 2.13.2, and 2.12.5: Warning from upstream

  • This release contains a fix for the problem that different encodings in

SSL certificates can break RPC communication (issue 1094). The fix makes it necessary to rerun 'gnt-cluster renew-crypto --new-node-certificates' after the cluster is fully upgraded to 2.15.0, 2.14.1, 2.13.2, and 2.12.5.

Build the package

  • Build all packages:

    ./ -a
  • Build the specified package(s) only:

    ./ -p [PACAKGE]


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  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request