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[RHSA-2015:1918-01] Important: swiftonfile security update



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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: swiftonfile security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2015:1918-01
Product:           Red Hat Storage
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1918.html
Issue date:        2015-10-20
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-5242 
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1. Summary:

An updated swiftonfile package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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:

Red Hat Gluster Storage Server 3.1 - noarch
Red Hat Gluster Storage Server 3.1 on RHEL-6 - noarch

3. Description:

Red Hat Gluster Storage is a software only scale-out storage solution that
provides flexible and affordable unstructured data storage. It unifies data
storage and infrastructure, increases performance, and improves
availability and manageability to meet enterprise-level storage challenges.

Red Hat Gluster Storage's Unified File and Object Storage is built on
OpenStack's Object Storage (swift).

A flaw was found in the way swiftonfile (gluster-swift) serialized and
stored metadata on disk by using Python's pickle module. A remote,
authenticated user could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the
storage node. (CVE-2015-5242)

For more information about CVE-2015-5242, please see
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1985893

Red Hat would like to thank Bill Owen of IBM for reporting this issue.

All swiftonfile users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1258743 - CVE-2015-5242 swiftonfile: use of insecure Python pickle for metadata serialization and storage

6. Package List:

Red Hat Gluster Storage Server 3.1 on RHEL-6:

Source:
swiftonfile-1.13.1-6.el6rhs.src.rpm

noarch:
swiftonfile-1.13.1-6.el6rhs.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Gluster Storage Server 3.1:

Source:
swiftonfile-1.13.1-6.el7rhgs.src.rpm

noarch:
swiftonfile-1.13.1-6.el7rhgs.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5242
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1985893

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert redhat com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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