Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : nova vulnerability (USN-1545-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61643
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionPadraig Brady discovered that the fix for CVE-2012-3361 was incomplete and an authenticated user could still corrupt arbitrary files on 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.