USN-2311-1: pyCADF vulnerability

11 August 2014

python-pycadf vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

pyCADF could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • python-pycadf - implementation of DMTF Cloud Audit (CADF) data model

Details

Zhi Kun Liu discovered that pyCADF incorrectly filtered certain tokens. An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain authentication tokens used in REST requests.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-pycadf - 0.4.1-0ubuntu1.1

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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