RHSA-2015:0835 - Security Advisory
Moderate: openstack-swift security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
Updated openstack-swift packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security 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
OpenStack Object Storage (swift) provides object storage in virtual
containers, which allows users to store and retrieve files (arbitrary
data). The service's distributed architecture supports horizontal scaling;
redundancy as failure-proofing is provided through software-based data
replication. Because Object Storage supports asynchronous eventual
consistency replication, it is well suited to multiple data-center
A flaw was found in the metadata constraints in OpenStack Object Storage
(swift). By adding metadata in several separate calls, a malicious user
could bypass the max_meta_count constraint, and store more metadata than
allowed by the configuration. (CVE-2014-7960)
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, ensure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 for RHEL 7 runs on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.1.
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 for RHEL 7 Release Notes
contain the following:
- An explanation of the way in which the provided components interact to
form a working cloud computing environment.
- Technology Previews, Recommended Practices, and Known Issues.
- The channels required for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5
for RHEL 7, including which channels need to be enabled and disabled.
The Release Notes are linked to in the References section.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
- Red Hat OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 7 x86_64
- BZ - 1150461 - CVE-2014-7960 openstack-swift: Swift metadata constraints are not correctly enforced
Red Hat OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 7