USN-2248-1: OpenStack Cinder vulnerability

18 June 2014

cinder vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 13.10


OpenStack Cinder could be made to run programs as an administrator under certain conditions.

Software Description

  • cinder - OpenStack storage service


Darragh O’Reilly discovered that the Ubuntu packaging for OpenStack Cinder did not properly set up its sudo configuration. If a different flaw was found in OpenStack Cinder, this vulnerability could be used to escalate privileges. (CVE-2013-1068)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-cinder - 1:2014.1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 13.10
python-cinder - 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.