Ubuntu 11.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1326-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57498


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


Nachi Ueno, Rohit Karajgi, and Venkatesan Ravikumar discovered that when Nova is configured to use the OpenStack API, it would not correctly enforce access controls on certain incoming requests. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to change resources of arbitrary tenants.

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Update the affected nova-api package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57498

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1326-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/12

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0030

OSVDB: 78274

USN: 1326-1