Ubuntu 13.10 : neutron vulnerability (USN-2194-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 73884


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


Aaron Rosen discovered that OpenStack Neutron did not properly perform authorization checks when creating ports when using plugins relying on the l3-agent. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to access the network of other tenants.

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-neutron package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 73884

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2194-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/06

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-neutron, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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: 2014/05/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0056

BID: 66497

USN: 2194-1