Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1734-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Joshua Harlow discovered that Nova would allow XML entity processing.
A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this using the Nova
API to cause a denial of service via resource exhaustion.
(CVE-2013-1664).

Solution :

Update the affected python-nova package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64800 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58022
58892

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1664