USN-2193-1: OpenStack Glance vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2193-1

5th May, 2014

glance vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10

Summary

OpenStack Glance could be made to run programs as the glance user if it processed a specially crafted request.

Software description

  • glance - OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery Service

Details

Paul McMillan discovered that the Sheepdog backend in OpenStack Glance did
not properly handle untrusted input. A remote authenticated attacker
exploit this to execute arbitrary commands as the glance user.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10:
python-glance 1:2013.2.3-0ubuntu1.1

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-2014-0162