Ubuntu 1663-1: Nova vulnerability

    Date12 Dec 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Nova could be made to expose sensitive information.
    
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1663-1
    December 12, 2012
    
    nova vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    
    Summary:
    
    Nova could be made to expose sensitive information.
    
    Software Description:
    - nova: OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure
    
    Details:
    
    Eric Windisch discovered that Nova did not properly clear LVM-backed images
    before they were reallocated which could potentially lead to an information
    leak. This issue only affected setups using libvirt LVM-backed instances.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      python-nova                     2012.2-0ubuntu5.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1663-1
      CVE-2012-5625
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nova/2012.2-0ubuntu5.2
    
    
    
    
    
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