OpenStack Compute (Nova) volume security bypass

nova-volume-security-bypass (81697) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

OpenStack Compute (Nova) could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper verification of the volume ID when using the Boot From Volume mechanism. If the Cinder mechanism is not used, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to boot from arbitrary volumes.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the OpenStack GIT Repository. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1634646: Security Vulnerabilites fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.6.
  • OpenStack GIT Repository: disallow boot from volume from specifying arbitrary volumes.
  • OpenStack Web site: Nova.
  • oss-sec Mailing List: Tue, 29 Jan 2013: [OSSA 2013-001] Boot from volume allows access to random volumes (CVE-2013-0208).
  • BID-57613: OpenStack Compute (Nova) 'nova-volume' Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-0208: The boot-from-volume feature in OpenStack Compute (Nova) Folsom and Essex, when using nova-volumes, allows remote authenticated users to boot from other users' volumes via a volume id in the block_device_mapping parameter.
  • SA51963: OpenStack Compute (Nova) Boot From Volume Arbitrary Volume Booting Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0
  • OpenStack Compute 2011.3
  • OpenStack Compute 2012.1
  • OpenStack Compute 2012.2

Reported:

Jan 29, 2013

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