USN-2248-1: OpenStack Cinder vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2248-1

18th June, 2014

cinder vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 13.10

Summary

OpenStack Cinder could be made to run programs as an administrator under certain conditions.

Software description

  • cinder - OpenStack storage service

Details

Darragh O'Reilly discovered that the Ubuntu packaging for OpenStack Cinder
did not properly set up its sudo configuration. If a different flaw was
found in OpenStack Cinder, this vulnerability could be used to escalate
privileges. (CVE-2013-1068)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
python-cinder 1:2014.1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 13.10:
python-cinder 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-2013-1068