Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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.
Update the affected python-nova package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 77325 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2014-3517