USN-1033-1: Eucalyptus vulnerability

16 December 2010

eucalyptus vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10


Unauthenticated users could reset passwords without email confirmation.

Software Description

  • eucalyptus - Elastic Utility Computing Architecture


It was discovered that Eucalyptus did not verify password resets from the Admin UI correctly. An unauthenticated remote attacker could issue password reset requests to gain admin privileges in the Eucalyptus environment.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
eucalyptus-java-common - 2.0+bzr1241-0ubuntu4.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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