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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected python-swift package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70580 ()

Bugtraq ID: 61690

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4155