Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : nova vulnerability (USN-1545-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61643


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


Padraig 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.

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: 61643

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1545-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/23

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3361, CVE-2012-3447

BID: 54869

USN: 1545-1