Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : swift vulnerabilities (USN-2704-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85252


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


Rajaneesh Singh discovered Swift does not properly enforce metadata limits. An attacker could abuse this issue to store more metadata than allowed by policy. (CVE-2014-7960)

Clay Gerrard discovered Swift allowed users to delete the latest version of object regardless of object permissions when allow_version is configured. An attacker could use this issue to delete objects.

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 swift package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85252

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2704-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/06

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:swift, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/08/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7960, CVE-2015-1856

OSVDB: 112873, 120851

USN: 2704-1