Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : swift vulnerability (USN-2207-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73904


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


Samuel Merritt discovered a timing attack vulnerability in OpenStack Swift. If Swift was configured to use the TempURL middleware, an attacker could exploit this to guess valid secret URLs and obtain unintended access to objects publicly shared with specific recipients.

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: 73904

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2207-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/07

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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:13.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0006

BID: 65030

OSVDB: 102200

USN: 2207-1