[USN-2001-1] Swift vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-10-28T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2001-1 October 23, 2013

swift vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Swift could cause the system to crash if it received specially crafted requests over the network.

Software Description: - swift: OpenStack distributed virtual object store


Peter Portante discovered that Swift did not properly handle requests with old X-Timestamp values. An authenticated attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via disk consumption.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04: python-swift 1.8.0-0ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 12.10: python-swift 1.7.4-0ubuntu2.3

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: python-swift 1.4.8-0ubuntu2.3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2001-1 CVE-2013-4155

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/swift/1.8.0-0ubuntu1.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/swift/1.7.4-0ubuntu2.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/swift/1.4.8-0ubuntu2.3

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