Ubuntu 11.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1326-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57498
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionNachi 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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SolutionUpdate the affected nova-api package.