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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70580


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


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.

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.


Update the affected python-swift package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70580

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2001-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/24

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-swift, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4155

BID: 61690

USN: 2001-1