Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : nova vulnerabilities (USN-1497-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59845


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


Matthias 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.

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: 59845

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1497-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/07/05

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.5

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

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: 2012/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3360, CVE-2012-3361

OSVDB: 83539, 83540

USN: 1497-1