Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : cinder vulnerabilities (USN-2405-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79211


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


Duncan Thomas discovered that OpenStack Cinder did not properly track the file format when using the GlusterFS of Smbfs drivers. A remote authenticated user could exploit this to potentially obtain file contents from the compute host. (CVE-2014-3641)

Amrith Kumar discovered that OpenStack Cinder did not properly sanitize log message contents. Under certain circumstances, a local attacker with read access to Cinder log files could obtain access to sensitive information. (CVE-2014-7230).

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: 79211

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2405-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/12

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-cinder, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3641, CVE-2014-7230

OSVDB: 112366, 112615

USN: 2405-1