[USN-1497-1] Nova vulnerabilities
sbeattie at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 3 16:50:46 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1497-1
July 03, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
Nova could be made to overwrite or corrupt arbitrary files in the
compute host file system.
- nova: OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure
Matthias Weckbecker discovered that, when using the OpenStack API to
setup libvirt-based hypervisors, an authenticated user could inject
files in arbitrary locations on the file system of the host running
Nova. A remote attacker could use this to gain root privileges. This
issue only affects Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-3360)
Pádraig Brady discovered that an authenticated user could corrupt
arbitrary files of the host running Nova. A remote attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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