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Ubuntu: New Nova packages fix security vulnerabilities

An information leak was discovered in Nova. An attacker with access to a valid EC2_ACCESS_KEY could obtain the corresponding EC2_SECRET_KEY for that user. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1247-1
October 25, 2011

nova vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10

Summary:

Nova could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- nova: OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure

Details:

An information leak was discovered in Nova. An attacker with access to a
valid EC2_ACCESS_KEY could obtain the corresponding EC2_SECRET_KEY for that
user.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10:
 python-nova                     2011.3-0ubuntu6.2

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

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1247-1
 https://launchpad.net/bugs/868360

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nova/2011.3-0ubuntu6.2
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