[USN-2001-1] Swift vulnerability

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Wed Oct 23 20:41:56 UTC 2013

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.


Package Information:

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