[openstack-dev] [OSSN-0084] Data retained after deletion of a ScaleIO volume
jim at jimrollenhagen.com
Tue Jul 10 14:41:36 UTC 2018
On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 4:20 AM, Luke Hinds <lhinds at redhat.com> wrote:
> Data retained after deletion of a ScaleIO volume
> ### Summary ###
> Certain storage volume configurations allow newly created volumes to
> contain previous data. This could lead to leakage of sensitive
> information between tenants.
> ### Affected Services / Software ###
> Cinder releases up to and including Queens with ScaleIO volumes
> using thin volumes and zero padding.
According to discussion in the bug, this bug occurs with ScaleIO volumes
using thick volumes and with zero padding disabled.
If the bug is with thin volumes and zero padding, then the workaround seems
quite wrong. :)
I'm not super familiar with Cinder, so could some Cinder folks check this
out and re-issue a more accurate OSSN, please?
> ### Discussion ###
> Using both thin volumes and zero padding does not ensure data contained
> in a volume is actually deleted. The default volume provisioning rule is
> set to thick so most installations are likely not affected. Operators
> can check their configuration in `cinder.conf` or check for zero padding
> with this command `scli --query_all`.
> #### Recommended Actions ####
> Operators can use the following two workarounds, until the release of
> Rocky (planned 30th August 2018) which resolves the issue.
> 1. Swap to thin volumes
> 2. Ensure ScaleIO storage pools use zero-padding with:
> `scli --modify_zero_padding_policy
> (((--protection_domain_id <ID> |
> --protection_domain_name <NAME>)
> --storage_pool_name <NAME>) | --storage_pool_id <ID>)
> (--enable_zero_padding | --disable_zero_padding)`
> ### Contacts / References ###
> Author: Nick Tait
> This OSSN : https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OSSN/OSSN-0084
> Original LaunchPad Bug : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ossn/+bug/1699573
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