DescriptionThe "create an instance" API in OpenStack Compute (Nova) Folsom, Grizzly, and Havana does not properly enforce the os-flavor-access:is_public property, which allows remote authenticated users to boot arbitrary flavors by guessing the flavor id. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-2256.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs720602

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nova (PTS)wheezy2012.1.1-18fixed
stretch (security), stretch2:14.0.0-4+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2:17.0.0-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
novasourcewheezy(not affected)


[wheezy] - nova <not-affected> (Affected code not present)
incomplete fix for CVE-2013-2256

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