|Bugzilla:||1043106: CVE-2013-6437 openstack-nova: DoS through ephemeral disk backing files|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The libvirt driver in OpenStack Compute (Nova) before 2013.2.2 and icehouse before icehouse-2 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) by creating and deleting instances with unique os_type settings, which triggers the creation of a new ephemeral disk backing file.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having moderate security impact in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 3.0. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 (openstack-nova)||RHSA-2014:0231||March 04, 2014|
Red Hat would like to thank the OpenStack project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Phil Day from HP as the original reporter.
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