Ubuntu 12.10 : cinder vulnerability (USN-1731-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64783


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


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.

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-cinder package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64783

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1731-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/02/21

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1664

USN: 1731-1