[Openstack] [OSSA 2014-037] Nova VMware instance in resize state may leak (CVE-2014-8333)

Tristan Cacqueray tristan.cacqueray at enovance.com
Tue Oct 21 21:36:19 UTC 2014

OpenStack Security Advisory: 2014-037
CVE: CVE-2014-8333
Date: October 21, 2014
Title: Nova VMware instance in resize state may leak
Reporter: Zhu Zhu (IBM)
Products: Nova
Versions: up to 2014.1.3

Zhu Zhu from IBM reported a vulnerability in Nova VMware driver. If an
authenticated user deletes an instance while it is in resize state, it
will cause the original instance to not be deleted. An attacker can use
this to launch a denial of service attack. All Nova VMware setups are

Juno fix:

Icehouse fix:

This fix was included in the 2014.2 release and will appear in a future
2014.1.4 stable point release.


Tristan Cacqueray
OpenStack Vulnerability Management Team

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