USN-2194-1: OpenStack Neutron vulnerability

5 May 2014

neutron vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10

Summary

OpenStack Neutron would allow unintended access to other tenant networks.

Software Description

  • neutron - Openstack Virtual Network Service

Details

Aaron Rosen discovered that OpenStack Neutron did not properly perform authorization checks when creating ports when using plugins relying on the l3-agent. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to access the network of other tenants.

Update instructions

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

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

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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