RHEL 6 / 7 : swiftonfile (RHSA-2015:1918)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated swiftonfile package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

Red Hat Gluster Storage is a software only scale-out storage solution
that provides flexible and affordable unstructured data storage. It
unifies data storage and infrastructure, increases performance, and
improves availability and manageability to meet enterprise-level
storage challenges.

Red Hat Gluster Storage's Unified File and Object Storage is built on
OpenStack's Object Storage (swift).

A flaw was found in the way swiftonfile (gluster-swift) serialized and
stored metadata on disk by using Python's pickle module. A remote,
authenticated user could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on
the storage node. (CVE-2015-5242)

For more information about CVE-2015-5242, please see

Red Hat would like to thank Bill Owen of IBM for reporting this issue.

All swiftonfile users are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected swiftonfile package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86523 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5242

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