Ubuntu 12.10 : cinder vulnerability (USN-1731-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64783
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionStuart 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-cinder package.