USN-2407-1: OpenStack Nova vulnerabilities
11 November 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
OpenStack Nova could be made to expose sensitive information.
- nova - OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure
Garth Mollett discovered that OpenStack Nova did not properly clean up an instance when using rescue mode with the VMWare driver. A remove authenticated user could exploit this to bypass intended quota limits. By default, Ubuntu does not use the VMWare driver. (CVE-2014-3608)
Amrith Kumar discovered that OpenStack Nova did not properly sanitize log message contents. Under certain circumstances, a local attacker with read access to Nova log files could obtain access to sensitive information. (CVE-2014-7230)
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.