USN-2322-1: OpenStack Glance vulnerability

21 August 2014

glance vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

OpenStack Glance could be made to stop serving requests.

Software Description

  • glance - OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery Service

Details

Thomas Leaman and Stuart McLaren discovered that OpenStack Glance did not properly honor the image_size_cap configuration option. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via disk consumption.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
glance-common - 1:2014.1.2-0ubuntu1.1

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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