USN-2208-1: OpenStack Cinder vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2208-1

6th May, 2014

cinder vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10


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

Software description

  • cinder - OpenStack storage service


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 version:

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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.