USN-1626-1: Glance vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1626-1

8th November, 2012

glance vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Glance could be made to delete arbitrary images.

Software description

  • glance - OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery Service

Details

Gabe Westmaas discovered that Glance did not always properly enforce access
controls when deleting images. An authenticated user could delete arbitrary
images by using the v1 API under certain circumstances.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 12.10:
python-glance 2012.2-0ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
python-glance 2012.1.3+stable~20120821-120fcf-0ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2012-4573