Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : nova vulnerability (USN-1501-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Dan Prince discovered that the Nova scheduler, when using
DifferentHostFilter or SameHostFilter, would make repeated database
instance lookup calls based on passed scheduler hints. An
authenticated attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected python-nova package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.9
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59954 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54388

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3371