Ubuntu 1734-1: OpenStack Nova vulnerability

    Date21 Feb 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Nova could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
    
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1734-1
    February 21, 2013
    
    nova vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    
    Summary:
    
    Nova could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - nova: OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure
    
    Details:
    
    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)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      python-nova
    2012.2.1+stable-20121212-a99a802e-0ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      python-nova
    2012.1.3+stable-20120827-4d2a4afe-0ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      python-nova                     2011.3-0ubuntu6.12
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1734-1
      CVE-2013-1664
    
    Package Information:
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nova/2012.2.1+stable-20121212-a99a802e-0ubuntu1.2
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nova/2012.1.3+stable-20120827-4d2a4afe-0ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nova/2011.3-0ubuntu6.12
    
    
    
    
    
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