USN-1501-1: Nova vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1501-1
11th July, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Nova could be made to not respond if passed specially crafted input.
- nova - OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure
Dan Prince discovered that the Nova scheduler, when using
DifferentHostFilter or SameHostFilter, would make repeated database
instance lookup calls based on passed scheduler hints. An authenticated
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
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.