Canonical Corrects Swift Vulnerability in Multiple Ubuntu OSes

view full story

http://news.softpedia.com – On October 23, in a security notice, Canonical published details about a Swift vulnerability in its Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. According to the company, Swift could have caused the system to crash, had it received specially crafted requests over the network. It has been discovered that Swift did not properly handle requests with old X-Timestamp values. An authenticated attacker could have exploited this to cause a denial of ser... (read more) (IT news)