USN-2408-1: OpenStack Neutron vulnerability

11 November 2014

neutron vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

OpenStack Neutron would allow unintended access to configuration over the network.

Software Description

  • neutron - OpenStack Virtual Network Service

Details

Elena Ezhova discovered that OpenStack Neutron did not properly perform access control checks for attributes. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to bypass intended access controls and reset admin-only attributes to default values.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-neutron - 1:2014.1.3-0ubuntu1.1

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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