USN-2208-1: OpenStack Cinder vulnerability

6 May 2014

cinder vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10

Summary

OpenStack Cinder could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description

  • cinder - OpenStack storage service

Details

JuanFra Rodriguez Cardoso discovered that OpenStack Cinder did not enforce SSL connections when Nova was configured to use QPid and qpid_protocol is set to ‘ssl’. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. Ubuntu does not use QPid with Nova by default.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
python-cinder - 2012.2.4-0ubuntu1.1

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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