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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 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.

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 : 4.3
(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