Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : nova vulnerability (USN-4104-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128030


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


Donny Davis discovered that the Nova Compute service could return configuration or other information in response to a failed API request in some situations. A remote attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

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.


Update the affected nova-compute, python-nova and / or python3-nova packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128030

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4104-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/20

Updated: 2020/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nova-compute, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-nova, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-nova, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14433

USN: 4104-1