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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: openstack-swift security update
25 July 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS/Desktop 7
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-3497
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running openstack-swift check for an updated version of the software
for their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: openstack-swift security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:0941-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0941.html
Issue date: 2014-07-24
CVE Names: CVE-2014-3497
Updated openstack-swift packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse)
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 7 - noarch
OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) provides object storage in virtual
containers, which allows users to store and retrieve files (arbitrary
It was found that Swift did not escape all HTTP header values, allowing
data to be injected into the responses sent from the Swift server. This
could lead to cross-site scripting attacks (and possibly other impacts) if
a user were tricked into clicking on a malicious URL. (CVE-2014-3497)
Red Hat would like to thank the OpenStack project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges the Globo.com Security Team as the original reporter.
All users of openstack-swift are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which correct this issue. After installing this update, the
OpenStack Object Storage services will be restarted automatically.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1110809 - CVE-2014-3497 openstack-swift: XSS in Swift requests through WWW-Authenticate header
6. Package List:
OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 7:
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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