Public Date:
854757: CVE-2012-4406 Openstack-Swift: insecure use of python pickle()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

OpenStack Object Storage (swift) before 1.7.0 uses the loads function in the pickle Python module unsafely when storing and loading metadata in memcached, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted pickle object.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4406 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Storage Native Client for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (glusterfs) RHSA-2013:0691 2013-03-28
Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 RHSA-2013:0691 2013-03-28
Red Hat Storage Native Client for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (glusterfs) RHSA-2013:0691 2013-03-28
RHOS Essex Release (openstack-swift) RHSA-2012:1379 2012-10-16


Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team for reporting this issue.