Denial of service in OpenStack

Published: 2017-12-21
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-18191
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Openstack Nova
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Openstack

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper input validation

EUVDB-ID: #VU10864

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2017-18191

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists due to insufficient handling of encrypted volumes. A local attacker can swap encrypted volumes, corrupt the LUKS headers and cause the service to crash.


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Vulnerable software versions

Openstack Nova: 15.0.0 - 16.0.4

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?