Canonical Ubuntu Linux up to 14.3 Privileges access control

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A vulnerability was found in Canonical Ubuntu Linux up to 14.3 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. This issue affects an unknown part of the component Privileges. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is integrity. The summary by CVE is:

The OpenStack Nova (python-nova) package 1:2013.2.3-0 before 1:2013.2.3-0ubuntu1.2 and 1:2014.1-0 before 1:2014.1-0ubuntu1.2 and Openstack Cinder (python-cinder) package 1:2013.2.3-0 before 1:2013.2.3-0ubuntu1.1 and 1:2014.1-0 before 1:2014.1-0ubuntu1.1 for Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 LTS does not properly set the sudo configuration, which makes it easier for attackers to gain privileges by leveraging another vulnerability.

The weakness was published 06/19/2014 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2013-1068 since 01/11/2013. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 76109 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : nova vulnerabilities (USN-2247-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195523 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Nova Vulnerabilities (USN-2247-1)).

Upgrading to version 14.04 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (93873) and Tenable (76109). Similar entries are available at 66335, 66327, 66281 and 65400.







CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 76109
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : nova vulnerabilities (USN-2247-1)
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Upgrade: Ubuntu Linux 14.04


01/11/2013 🔍
10/31/2013 +293 days 🔍
06/18/2014 +230 days 🔍
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Advisory: USN-2247-1
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2013-1068 (🔍)

X-Force: 93873
Vulnerability Center: 45164 - OpenStack Nova Remote Privileges Escalation due to Improper \x27sudo\x27 Configuration, Medium
SecurityFocus: 63467 - OpenStack Compute (Nova) Compressed 'qcow2' Disk Images Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 56450

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Created: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 03/24/2022 08:16 AM
Changes: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM (68), 05/31/2017 01:11 PM (3), 03/24/2022 08:12 AM (3), 03/24/2022 08:13 AM (1), 03/24/2022 08:16 AM (2)
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