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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor

CVE-2012-5625

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

OpenStack Compute (Nova) Folsom before 2012.2.2 and Grizzly, when using libvirt and LVM backed instances, does not properly clear physical volume (PV) content when reallocating for instances, which allows attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading the memory of the previous logical volume (LV).

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE

CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published