Ubuntu 12.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1663-1)

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 :

Eric Windisch discovered that Nova did not properly clear LVM-backed
images before they were reallocated which could potentially lead to an
information leak. This issue only affected setups using libvirt
LVM-backed instances.

Solution :

Update the affected python-nova package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63261 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56904

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5625