Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1709-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64290
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionPhil 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected nova-volume and / or python-nova packages.