DSA 2737-1: swift security update
Posted on: 08/13/2013 09:05 AM

A swift security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2737-1: swift security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2737-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst
August 12, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : swift
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-2161 CVE-2013-4155

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Swift, the Openstack
object storage. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:


Alex Gaynor from Rackspace reported a vulnerability in XML
handling within Swift account servers. Account strings were
unescaped in xml listings, and an attacker could potentially
generate unparsable or arbitrary XML responses which may be
used to leverage other vulnerabilities in the calling software.


Peter Portante from Red Hat reported a vulnerability in Swift.
By issuing requests with an old X-Timestamp value, an
authenticated attacker can fill an object server with superfluous
object tombstones, which may significantly slow down subsequent
requests to that object server, facilitating a Denial of Service
attack against Swift clusters.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version $squeeze_VERSION.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.8-2+deb7u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.8.0-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your swift packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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