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Connectiva Linux Announcement: mod_python

May 05, 2002, 00:25 (0 Talkback[s])

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : mod_python
SUMMARY   : Remote vulnerability
DATE      : 2002-05-03 17:35:00
ID        : CLA-2002:477
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 7.0, 8

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DESCRIPTION
 Mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter
 within the server.
 
 As stated[1] by Allan Saddi in the mailing list of mod_python, there
 was a vulnerability which would allow a publisher to access an
 indirectly imported module, thus allowing a remote attacker to call
 functions from that module (which is an unexpected and potentially
 dangerous behavior).


SOLUTION
 All mod_python users should do the upgrade. Notice that after the
 installation you have to restart the httpd service manually in order
 to load the new module. To achieve this you can execute the following
 command (as root):
 
 # service httpd restart

 REFERENCES:
 1.http://www.modpython.org/pipermail/mod_python/2002-April/001991.html


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-1U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-1U8_1cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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