Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1709-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64290


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Phil Day discovered that nova-volume did not validate access to volumes. An authenticated attacker could exploit this to bypass intended access controls and boot from arbitrary volumes.

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 nova-volume and / or python-nova packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64290

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1709-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/30

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nova-volume, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-nova, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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: 2013/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0208

BID: 57613

OSVDB: 89661

USN: 1709-1