Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : ceilometer vulnerability (USN-2311-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77320


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


USN-2311-1 fixed vulnerabilities in pyCADF. This update provides the corresponding updates for OpenStack Ceilometer.

Zhi Kun Liu discovered that pyCADF incorrectly filtered certain tokens. An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain authentication tokens used in REST requests.

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 ceilometer-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77320

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2311-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/22

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ceilometer-common, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4615

USN: 2311-2