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USN-2207-1: OpenStack Swift vulnerability

6 May 2014

OpenStack Swift would allow unintended access to files over the network.



  • swift - OpenStack distributed virtual object store


Samuel Merritt discovered a timing attack vulnerability in OpenStack Swift.
If Swift was configured to use the TempURL middleware, an attacker could
exploit this to guess valid secret URLs and obtain unintended access to
objects publicly shared with specific recipients.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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