Ubuntu 11.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1305-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

David Black discovered that Nova did not properly perform input
validation during image registration. An attacker could exploit this
by registering a crafted image using the EC2 API or S3/RegisterImage
method and overwrite files as the nova user.

Solution :

Update the affected python-nova package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57306 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51047

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4596