Ubuntu 12.10 : quantum vulnerability (USN-2208-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73906


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


USN-2208-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OpenStack Cinder. This update provides the corresponding updates for OpenStack Quantum.

JuanFra Rodriguez Cardoso discovered that OpenStack Cinder did not enforce SSL connections when Nova was configured to use QPid and qpid_protocol is set to 'ssl'. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. Ubuntu does not use QPid with Nova by default.

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-quantum package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73906

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2208-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/07

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6491

USN: 2208-2