USN-1438-1: Nova vulnerability
3 May 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
Nova could be made to crash the system under certain conditions.
- nova - OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure
Dan Prince discovered that Nova did not enforce quotas for security groups and rules added to security groups. An authenticated user could exploit this to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.