Ubuntu 14.04 : nova vulnerability (USN-2325-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Alex Gaynor discovered that OpenStack Nova would sometimes respond
with variable times when comparing authentication tokens. If nova were
configured to proxy metadata requests via Neutron, a remote
authenticated attacker could exploit this to conduct timing attacks
and ascertain configuration details of another instance.

Solution :

Update the affected python-nova package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77325 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3517