Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : nova vulnerability (USN-1438-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 58986
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionDan Prince discovered that Nova did not enforce quotas for security groups and rules added to security groups. An authenticated user could exploit this to cause a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-nova package.