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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-4406

Original release date: 10/22/2012
Last revised: 04/10/2013


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0691
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120905 Re: CVE-Request: openstack pickle de-serialization
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://launchpad.net/swift/+milestone/1.7.0
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.launchpad.net/swift/+bug/1006414
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/openstack/swift/commit/e1ff51c04554d51616d2845f92ab726cb0e5831a
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120905 CVE-Request: openstack pickle de-serialization
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-15098
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1379
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=854757
External Source: XF
Name: openstack-swift-loads-code-exec(79140)
External Source: BID
Name: 55420

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