Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : nova vulnerability (USN-1831-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Loganathan Parthipan discovered that Nova did not verify the size of
QCOW2 instance storage. An authenticated attacker could exploit this
to cause a denial of service by creating an image with a large virtual
size with little data, then filling the virtual disk.

Solution :

Update the affected python-nova package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66496 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59924

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2096