Ubuntu 14.04 : swift vulnerability (USN-2256-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

John Dickinson discovered that Swift did not properly quote the
WWW-Authenticate header value. If a user were tricked into navigating
to a malicious Swift URL, an attacker could conduct cross-site
scripting attacks. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a
user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server
request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents,
or steal confidential data, within the same domain.

Solution :

Update the affected python-swift package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76251 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68116

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3497