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USN-2193-1: OpenStack Glance vulnerability

5 May 2014

OpenStack Glance could be made to run programs as the glance user if it processed a specially crafted request.



  • glance - OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery Service


Paul McMillan discovered that the Sheepdog backend in OpenStack Glance did
not properly handle untrusted input. A remote authenticated attacker
exploit this to execute arbitrary commands as the glance user.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10

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