USN-2704-1: Swift vulnerabilities

6 August 2015

swift vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Swift.

Software Description

  • swift - OpenStack distributed virtual object store


Rajaneesh Singh discovered Swift does not properly enforce metadata limits. An attacker could abuse this issue to store more metadata than allowed by policy. (CVE-2014-7960)

Clay Gerrard discovered Swift allowed users to delete the latest version of object regardless of object permissions when allow_version is configured. An attacker could use this issue to delete objects. (CVE-2015-1856)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
swift - 2.2.2-0ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
swift - 1.13.1-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
swift - 1.4.8-0ubuntu2.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart swift to make all the necessary changes.