Ubuntu 15.04 : cinder vulnerability (USN-2703-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85251


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


Bastian Blank discovered that Cinder guessed image formats based on untrusted data. An attacker could use this to read arbitrary files from the Cinder host.

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: 85251

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2703-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/06

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-cinder, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/08/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1851

OSVDB: 123304

USN: 2703-1