Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : keystone vulnerability (USN-1715-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64482


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


Dan Prince discovered that Keystone did not properly perform input validation when handling certain error conditions. An unauthenticated user could exploit this to cause a denial of service in Keystone API servers via disk space exhaustion.

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-keystone package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64482

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1715-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/06

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-keystone, 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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0247

BID: 57747

USN: 1715-1