USN-1731-1: OpenStack Cinder vulnerability

21 February 2013

cinder vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10


Cinder could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • cinder - Cinder storage service - api server


Stuart Stent discovered that Cinder would allow XML entity processing. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this using the Cinder API to cause a denial of service via resource exhaustion. (CVE-2013-1664)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
python-cinder - 2012.2.1-0ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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