Bug 1258743 (CVE-2015-5242)

Summary: CVE-2015-5242 swiftonfile: use of insecure Python pickle for metadata serialization and storage
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Siddharth Sharma <sisharma>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: chrisw, nlevinki, rfortier, security-response-team, sgirijan, smohan, ssaha, vbellur
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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.
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Last Closed: 2015-10-21 04:06:42 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1258752    
Bug Blocks: 1257505    

Description Siddharth Sharma 2015-09-01 07:40:18 UTC
A flaw was found in the way swiftonfile (gluster-swift) serializes and stores metadata on disk by using Python's pickle module (https://docs.python.org/2/library/pickle.html). Exploiting this flaw causes remote code execution of arbitrary code on the storage node.

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2015-10-20 18:20:46 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1 for RHEL 6
  Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1 for RHEL 7

Via RHSA-2015:1918 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1918.html