Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : swift vulnerability (USN-2001-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected python-swift package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70580 ()

Bugtraq ID: 61690

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4155