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USN-2325-1: OpenStack Nova vulnerability

21 August 2014

OpenStack Nova could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

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Releases

Packages

  • nova - OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure

Details

Alex Gaynor discovered that OpenStack Nova would sometimes respond with
variable times when comparing authentication tokens. If nova were
configured to proxy metadata requests via Neutron, a remote authenticated
attacker could exploit this to conduct timing attacks and ascertain
configuration details of another instance.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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

References