Ubuntu 11.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1413-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Dan Prince discovered that Nova did not properly perform input
validation on the length of server names. An authenticated attacker
could issue requests using long server names to exhaust the storage
resources containing the Nova API log file.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected python-nova package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58534 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1585