USN-2193-1: OpenStack Glance vulnerability

5 May 2014

glance vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10


OpenStack Glance could be made to run programs as the glance user if it processed a specially crafted request.

Software Description

  • glance - OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery Service


Paul McMillan discovered that the Sheepdog backend in OpenStack Glance did not properly handle untrusted input. A remote authenticated attacker exploit this to execute arbitrary commands as the glance user.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
python-glance - 1:2013.2.3-0ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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