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CVE-2012-3360

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Overview

Directory traversal vulnerability in virt/disk/api.py in OpenStack Compute (Nova) Folsom (2012.2) and Essex (2012.1), when used over libvirt-based hypervisors, allows remote authenticated users to write arbitrary files to the disk image via a .. (dot dot) in the path attribute of a file element.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1497-1
Posted Jul 3, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1497-1 - Matthias Weckbecker discovered that, when using the OpenStack API to setup libvirt-based hypervisors, an authenticated user could inject files in arbitrary locations on the file system of the host running Nova. A remote attacker could use this to gain root privileges. This issue only affects Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Padraig Brady discovered that an authenticated user could corrupt arbitrary files of the host running Nova. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-3360, CVE-2012-3361, CVE-2012-3360, CVE-2012-3361
MD5 | 195975f0fc68aaa9b00d149747afd882
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