Ubuntu 1731-1: OpenStack Cinder vulnerability

    Date20 Feb 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Cinder could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
    
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1731-1
    February 21, 2013
    
    cinder vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    
    Summary:
    
    Cinder could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - cinder: Cinder storage service - api server
    
    Details:
    
    Stuart Stent discovered that Cinder would allow XML entity processing. A
    remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this using the Cinder API to
    cause a denial of service via resource exhaustion. (CVE-2013-1664)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      python-cinder                   2012.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1731-1
      CVE-2013-1664
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cinder/2012.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
    
    
    
    
    
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