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USN-6884-1: Nova vulnerability

8 July 2024

Nova would allow unintended access to files over the network.

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Releases

Packages

  • nova - OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure

Details

Martin Kaesberger discovered that Nova incorrectly handled QCOW2 image
processing. An authenticated user could use this issue to access arbitrary
files on the server, possibly exposing sensitive information.

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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 24.04
Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-6882-1: cinder-scheduler, cinder, cinder-volume, python3-cinder, cinder-api, cinder-backup, cinder-common
  • USN-6883-1: glance-api, glance-common, python3-glance, python-glance-doc, glance