Public Date:
1055400: CVE-2013-7130 OpenStack nova: Live migration can leak root disk into ephemeral storage

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The i_create_images_and_backing (aka create_images_and_backing) method in libvirt driver in OpenStack Compute (Nova) Grizzly, Havana, and Icehouse, when using KVM live block migration, does not properly create all expected files, which allows attackers to obtain snapshot root disk contents of other users via ephemeral storage.

Find out more about CVE-2013-7130 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 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (openstack-nova) RHSA-2014:0366 2014-04-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 (openstack-nova) RHSA-2014:0231 2014-03-04


Red Hat would like to thank the OpenStack project for reporting this issue. The OpenStack project acknowledges Loganathan Parthipan as the original reporter.