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Ubuntu: New Nova packages fix security vulnerabilities

David Black discovered that Nova did not properly perform input validation during image registration. An attacker could exploit this by registering a crafted image using the EC2 API or S3/RegisterImage method and overwrite files as the nova user. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1305-1
December 13, 2011

nova vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10

Summary:

Nova could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description:
- nova: OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure

Details:

David Black discovered that Nova did not properly perform input validation
during image registration. An attacker could exploit this by registering a
crafted image using the EC2 API or S3/RegisterImage method and overwrite
files as the nova user.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10:
 python-nova                     2011.3-0ubuntu6.3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1305-1
 CVE-2011-4596

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nova/2011.3-0ubuntu6.3
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