Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : nova-lxd vulnerability (USN-3195-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97099


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


James Page discovered that Nova-LXD incorrectly set up virtual network devices when creating LXD instances. This could result in an unintended firewall configuration.

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-lxd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97099

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3195-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/10

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-nova-lxd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2017/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5936

OSVDB: 151791

USN: 3195-1