Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : nova vulnerabilities (USN-1497-1)

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 :

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)

Pádraig 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.
(CVE-2012-3361).

Solution :

Update the affected python-nova package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59845 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3360
CVE-2012-3361