Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : neutron vulnerability (USN-2408-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79214


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


Elena Ezhova discovered that OpenStack Neutron did not properly perform access control checks for attributes. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to bypass intended access controls and reset admin-only attributes to default values.

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: Medium

ID: 79214

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2408-1.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: 3.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-neutron, 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: 2014/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6414

OSVDB: 110162

USN: 2408-1