USN-3451-1: OpenStack Swift vulnerabilities

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  1. Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3451-1

    11th October, 2017

    swift vulnerabilities

    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Several security issues were fixed in OpenStack Swift.

    Software description

    • swift - OpenStack distributed virtual object store

    It was discovered that OpenStack Swift incorrectly handled tempurls. A
    remote authenticated user in possession of a tempurl key authorized for PUT
    could retrieve other objects in the same Swift account. (CVE-2015-5223)

    Romain Le Disez and Örjan Persson discovered that OpenStack Swift
    incorrectly closed client connections. A remote attacker could possibly use
    this issue to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
    (CVE-2016-0737, CVE-2016-0738)

    Update instructions

    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
    swift 1.13.1-0ubuntu1.5
    python-swift 1.13.1-0ubuntu1.5

    To update your system, please follow these instructions:

    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


    CVE-2015-5223, CVE-2016-0737, CVE-2016-0738

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