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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: openstack-nova security update
4 September 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-3241
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running openstack-nova check for an updated version of the software
for their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: openstack-nova security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:1723-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:1723
Issue date: 2015-09-03
CVE Names: CVE-2015-3241
Updated openstack-nova packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 for RHEL 7 - noarch
OpenStack Compute (nova) launches and schedules large networks of virtual
machines, creating a redundant and scalable cloud computing platform.
Compute provides the software, control panels, and APIs required to
orchestrate a cloud, including running virtual machine instances and
controlling access through users and projects.
A denial of service flaw was found in the OpenStack Compute (nova) instance
migration process. Because the migration process does not terminate when an
instance is deleted, an authenticated user could bypass user quota and
deplete all available disk space by repeatedly re-sizing and deleting an
Red Hat would like to thank the OpenStack project for reporting this
issue. Upstream acknowledges George Shuklin of Webzilla LTD as the
All openstack-nova users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1232782 - CVE-2015-3241 openstack-nova: Nova instance migration process does not stop when instance is deleted
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 for RHEL 7:
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The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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