Public Date:
989707: CVE-2013-4179 OpenStack: Nova XML entities DoS

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The security group extension in OpenStack Compute (Nova) Grizzly 2013.1.3, Havana before havana-3, and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption and crash) via an XML Entity Expansion (XEE) attack. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-1664.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4179 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (openstack-nova) RHSA-2013:1199 2013-09-03


This issue was discovered by Grant Murphy of the Red Hat Product Security Team.