Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : nova vulnerabilities (USN-1497-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59845
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMatthias Weckbecker discovered that, when using the OpenStack API to setup libvirt-based hypervisors, an authenticated user could inject files in arbitrary locations on the file system of the host running Nova. A remote attacker could use this to gain root privileges. This issue only affects Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-3360)
Padraig Brady discovered that an authenticated user could corrupt arbitrary files of the host running Nova. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-nova package.