USN-2208-2: OpenStack Quantum vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2208-2

6th May, 2014

quantum vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10

Summary

OpenStack Quantum could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software description

  • quantum - OpenStack Virtual Network Service

Details

USN-2208-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OpenStack Cinder. This update provides
the corresponding updates for OpenStack Quantum.

Original advisory details:

JuanFra Rodriguez Cardoso discovered that OpenStack Cinder did not enforce
SSL connections when Nova was configured to use QPid and qpid_protocol is
set to 'ssl'. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle
attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. Ubuntu
does not use QPid with Nova by default.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
python-quantum 2012.2.4-0ubuntu1.1

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-2013-6491