OpenStack Grizzly code injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in OpenStack Grizzly (Cloud Software) (version now known). This issue affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-94. The software constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

XML injection vulnerability in account/ in OpenStack Swift Folsom, Grizzly, and Havana allows attackers to trigger invalid or spoofed Swift responses via an account name.

The weakness was released 08/20/2013 by Alex Gaynor (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2013-2161 since 02/19/2013. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 75074 (openSUSE Security Update : openstack-swift (openSUSE-SU-2013:1146-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (85093) and Tenable (75074).






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 75074
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : openstack-swift (openSUSE-SU-2013:1146-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 892737
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2737-1 (swift - several vulnerabilities
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08/20/2013 +68 days 🔍
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Advisory: dsa-2737
Researcher: Alex Gaynor
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-2161 (🔍)

X-Force: 85093
Vulnerability Center: 41181 - OpenStack Object Storage Swift 1.7.4 and Earlier Remote Bypass Restrictions due to Improper XML Files Handling, Medium
SecurityFocus: 60543 - OpenStack Swift CVE-2013-2161 XML Files Handling Security Bypass Vulnerability


Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/04/2022 07:07 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (63), 05/09/2017 10:26 AM (6), 01/04/2022 06:52 PM (3), 01/04/2022 07:00 PM (1), 01/04/2022 07:07 PM (1)
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