OpenStack Compute up to 2014.2.3/2015.1.1 7pk security

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A vulnerability was found in OpenStack Compute up to 2014.2.3/2015.1.1 (Cloud Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-254. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 10/29/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-7713 since 10/06/2015. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1211 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 103812 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : nova vulnerabilities (USN-3449-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196940 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Nova Vulnerabilities (USN-3449-1)).

Upgrading to version 2014.2.4 or 2015.1.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 years after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-55380) and Tenable (103812). See 77648, 78886, 80188 and 80285 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-254
ATT&CK: T1211

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 103812
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : nova vulnerabilities (USN-3449-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 841810
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for nova USN-3449-1
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Compute 2014.2.4/2015.1.2


10/05/2015 🔍
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10/29/2015 +23 days 🔍
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10/11/2017 +658 days 🔍
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Advisory: USN-3449-1
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-7713 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 55380 - OpenStack Compute Remote Security Bypass due to Improper Changes in Security Group, Medium
SecurityFocus: 76960 - OpenStack Nova CVE-2015-7713 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 10/30/2015 09:18 AM
Updated: 06/25/2022 01:42 PM
Changes: (1) advisory_identifier
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