Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1734-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64800
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Synopsis

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

Description

Joshua Harlow discovered that Nova would allow XML entity processing.
A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this using the Nova API to cause a denial of service via resource exhaustion.
(CVE-2013-1664).

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.

Solution

Update the affected python-nova package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1734-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64800

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1734-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/22/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/21/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/2/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1664

BID: 58022, 58892

USN: 1734-1