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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 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.

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