Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : nova vulnerability (USN-1466-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59399


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


It was discovered that, when defining security groups in Nova using the EC2 or OS APIs, specifying the network protocol (e.g. 'TCP') in the incorrect case would cause the security group to not be applied correctly. An attacker could use this to bypass Nova security group restrictions.

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: Medium

ID: 59399

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1466-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/07

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-nova, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2654

OSVDB: 82736

USN: 1466-1