USN-1710-1: OpenStack Glance vulnerability

29 January 2013

glance vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10


Glance could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description

  • glance - OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery Service


Dan Prince discovered an issue in Glance error reporting. An authenticated attacker could exploit this to expose the Glance operator’s Swift credentials for a misconfigured or otherwise unusable Swift endpoint.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
python-glance - 2012.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-glance - 2012.1.3+stable~20120821-120fcf-0ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 11.10
python-glance - 2011.3-0ubuntu4.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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