Red Hat: 2014:0941-01: openstack-swift: Moderate Advisory

    Date24 Jul 2014
    CategoryRed Hat
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    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. [More...]
                       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:
    Issue date:        2014-07-24
    CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3497 
    1. Summary:
    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
    3. Description:
    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 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.
    4. Solution:
    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 (
    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
    7. References:
    8. Contact:
    The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
    details at
    Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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