RHEL 6 : swiftonfile (RHSA-2015:1845)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86306


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw exists in Red Hat Gluster Storage's OpenStack Object Storage (swiftonfile) due to improper enforcement of metadata constraints. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via added metadata in several separate calls, to bypass the max_meta_count restraint and store more metadata than allowed by the configuration, resulting in a denial of service condition.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86306

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1845.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/07

Modified: 2015/12/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:swiftonfile, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8177

BID: 76979

OSVDB: 126795

RHSA: 2015:1845