CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2012-05-30
CWE: CWE-502
Bugzilla: 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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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
RHOS Essex Release (openstack-swift) RHSA-2012:1379 October 16, 2012
Red Hat Storage Native Client for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (glusterfs) RHSA-2013:0691 March 28, 2013
Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 RHSA-2013:0691 March 28, 2013

External References


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

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