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USN-1734-1: OpenStack Nova vulnerability

21 February 2013

Nova could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.



  • nova - OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure


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
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10

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


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