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USN-2001-1: Swift vulnerability

23 October 2013

Swift could cause the system to crash if it received specially crafted requests over the network.



  • swift - OpenStack distributed virtual object store


Peter Portante discovered that Swift did not properly handle requests with
old X-Timestamp values. An authenticated attacker could exploit this to
cause a denial of service via disk consumption.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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