Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : swift vulnerability (USN-2001-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70580
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionPeter 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-swift package.