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Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 17:40:23 +0000
From: Tristan Cacqueray <>
Subject: [OSSA 2016-001] Nova host data leak through snapshot (CVE-2015-7548)

OSSA-2016-001: Nova host data leak through snapshot

:Date: January 07, 2016
:CVE: CVE-2015-7548

- Nova: <=2015.1.2, ==12.0.0

Matthew Booth from Red Hat reported a vulnerability in Nova instance
snapshot. By overwriting the disk inside an instance with a malicious
image and requesting a snapshot, an authenticated user would be able
to read an arbitrary file from the compute host. Note that the host
file needs to be readable by the nova user to be exposed except when
using lvm for instance storage, when all files readable by root are
exposed. Only setups using libvirt to spawn instances are vulnerable.
Of these, setups which use filesystem storage, and do not set
"use_cow_images = False" in Nova configuration are not affected.
Setups which use ceph or lvm for instance storage, and setups which
use filesystem storage with "use_cow_images = False" are all affected.

- (Kilo)
- (Kilo)
- (Kilo)
- (Liberty)
- (Liberty)
- (Liberty)
- (Mitaka)
- (Mitaka)
- (Mitaka)

- Matthew Booth from Red Hat (CVE-2015-7548)


- This fix will be included in future 2015.1.3 (kilo) and 12.0.1
(liberty) releases.

Tristan Cacqueray
OpenStack Vulnerability Management Team

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