Ubuntu 12.10 : glance vulnerability (USN-1626-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62888


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


USN-1626-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the v1 API of Glance. This update provides the corresponding updates for the v2 API.

Gabe Westmaas discovered that Glance did not always properly enforce access controls when deleting images. An authenticated user could delete arbitrary images by using the v1 API under certain circumstances.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected python-glance package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62888

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1626-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/12

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-glance, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4573

BID: 56437

USN: 1626-2