Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : glance vulnerability (USN-2322-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77322


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


Thomas Leaman and Stuart McLaren discovered that OpenStack Glance did not properly honor the image_size_cap configuration option. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via disk consumption.

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 glance-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77322

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2322-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/22

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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: 2014/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5356

OSVDB: 110204

USN: 2322-1