Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1709-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Phil Day discovered that nova-volume did not validate access to
volumes. An authenticated attacker could exploit this to bypass
intended access controls and boot from arbitrary volumes.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected nova-volume and / or python-nova packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64290 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57613

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0208

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