Security Advisory Moderate: openstack-swift security and bug fix update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0993-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-06-27
Last updated on: 2013-06-27
Affected Products: Red Hat OpenStack 3.0
CVEs ( CVE-2013-2161


Updated openstack-swift packages that fix one security issue and one bug
are now available for Red Hat OpenStack 3.0 (Grizzly) Preview.

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.

OpenStack Swift ( is a highly available,
distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store.

An XML injection flaw in OpenStack Swift could allow remote attackers
to manipulate the contents of XML responses via specially-crafted data.
This could be used to trigger a denial of service. (CVE-2013-2161)

Red Hat would like to thank Alex Gaynor from Rackspace for reporting this

This update also fixes the following bug:

* If permissions on the "/etc/swift/" directory were incorrect, services
(such as swift-proxy-server) flooded the console and "/var/log/messages"
with "UNCAUGHT EXCEPTION" errors, including a traceback and "Permission
denied: '/etc/swift/proxy-server.conf'" message. This could occur when
restarting a service or updating the packages. (BZ#967631)

All users of openstack-swift are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which correct these issues. After installing this update, the
OpenStack Swift 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

Updated packages

Red Hat OpenStack 3.0

File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0367
    MD5: d84b5cc976774d8824ee1371a482b5b5
SHA-256: a00710921f2222352637110584888d3f34de6bb4fd8ae22752d47ac13a940668
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0367
    MD5: 2161548f2aa23330f6349d39bfcb64f0
SHA-256: cbdb5b665a6f6edf78a6facc18727ac3d3712a84dfb05e6afead801031ef5994
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0367
    MD5: 225e78a9d41ec54e0078737eea351db0
SHA-256: b21414a6d30c217ca6f097b319dd156db213cf4c7272901e17741cda5a92f552
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0367
    MD5: 4e2eb964d8bf3dceae47749aa87ef6fe
SHA-256: 82a6a9f9bd6589ca0d5927c90c2850f2e4871f01b9e2b762a2168dd6d643d936
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0367
    MD5: 8e266b9f1b1b85636a1b52d2455ab360
SHA-256: e5b7ed436228fe819a87fbfe4c4175cf4120af0a5cd5edaf85c8d46523ca05b5
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0367
    MD5: a41319e81cc5697ac93997307731e6ba
SHA-256: 3ed29ca29b3c2c506c1b86b300e3aa0ab1fa90256b6be385e820bf666294fe2a
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0367
    MD5: db757498156bf06f1d12b4888b0cf3e8
SHA-256: 8ebca6633089bc869c7b977bfbc23637af551a19234aca3c48bb6fdbac1ab98b
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

967631 - swift keeps spamming console when it cannot access config.
972988 - CVE-2013-2161 OpenStack Swift: Unchecked user input in Swift XML responses


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