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Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:11:51 -0500
From: Jamie Strandboge <>
To: oss-security <>
Cc:, security <>
Subject: CVE request: nova

A flaw was discovered in OpenStack nova[1] which allows someone with
access to an EC2_ACCESS_KEY (equivalent to a username) to obtain the
EC2_SECRET_KEY (equivalent to a password). While the EC2_ACCESS_KEY is
typically not public, if the user exposes it via http or tools that
allow MITM over https, then an attacker could obtain the EC2_SECRET_KEY
easily. An attacker could also presumably brute force values for



Jamie Strandboge             |

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