Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Matthias Weckbecker discovered that, when using the OpenStack API to
setup libvirt-based hypervisors, an authenticated user could inject
files in arbitrary locations on the file system of the host running
Nova. A remote attacker could use this to gain root privileges. This
issue only affects Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-3360)
PÃ¡draig Brady discovered that an authenticated user could corrupt
arbitrary files of the host running Nova. A remote attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges.
Update the affected python-nova package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.5