This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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
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 :
Update the affected swiftonfile package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : false