Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : swift vulnerability (USN-2256-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76251
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJohn 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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SolutionUpdate the affected python-swift package.