Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4044-1 swauth -- security update

Date Reported:
21 Nov 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 882314.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-16613.
More information:

A vulnerability has been discovered in swauth, an authentication system for Swift, a distributed virtual object store used in Openstack.

The authentication token for an user is saved in clear text to the log file, which could enable an attacker with access to the logs to bypass the authentication provided by swauth.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.0-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your swauth packages.

For the detailed security status of swauth please refer to its security tracker page at: