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Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:27:56 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Jamie Strandboge <>,,
        security <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: nova

On 10/25/2011 11:11 AM, Jamie Strandboge wrote:
> 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
> Fix:
> [1]
Please use CVE-2011-4076 for this issue


-Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team

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