OSSA-2015-002: Glance v2 API unrestricted path traversal through filesystem:// scheme


January 15, 2015




  • Glance: up to 2014.1.3 and 2014.2 versions up to 2014.2.1


Jin Liu from EMC reported that path traversal vulnerabilities in Glance were not fully patched in OSSA 2014-041. By setting a malicious image location to a filesystem:// scheme an authenticated user can still download or delete any file on the Glance server for which the Glance process user has access to. Only setups using the Glance V2 API are affected by this flaw.


When the original advisory was published a CVE number was not assigned. CVE-2015-1195 can now be used to track this vulnerability.


  • Jin Liu from EMC (CVE-2015-1195)


  • This fix was included in the kilo-1 development milestone and will be included in future 2014.2.2 (juno) and 2014.1.4 (icehouse) releases.

  • The OpenStack VMT recommends revoking all credentials stored in files accessible by Glance as a precautionary measure.

OSSA History

  • 2015-01-19 - Errata 1

  • 2015-01-15 - Original Version