Ubuntu 11.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1247-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56646


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


An information leak was discovered in Nova. An attacker with access to a valid EC2_ACCESS_KEY could obtain the corresponding EC2_SECRET_KEY for that user.

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 python-nova package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56646

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1247-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/10/26

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-nova, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/25

Reference Information

OSVDB: 76640

USN: 1247-1