Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : swift vulnerability (USN-2256-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76251


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


John Dickinson discovered that Swift did not properly quote the WWW-Authenticate header value. If a user were tricked into navigating to a malicious Swift URL, an attacker could conduct cross-site scripting attacks. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same domain.

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Update the affected python-swift package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76251

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2256-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/26

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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:14.04

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: 2014/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3497

BID: 68116

USN: 2256-1