USN-1626-1: Glance vulnerability

8 November 2012

glance vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Glance could be made to delete arbitrary images.

Software Description

  • glance - OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery Service


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 versions:

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:

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