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Conectiva Linux


CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT

PACKAGE : mod_python
SUMMARY : Fix for mod_python vulnerability
DATE : 2005-03-02 12:14:00
ID : CLA-2005:926
RELEVANT RELEASES : 9, 10


DESCRIPTION
The package mod_python[1] provides an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter within the server.

This annoucement fixes an information leak vulnerability[2] in mod_python which could allow a remote attacker to obtain access to restricted objects via a specially crafted URL.

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 may execute the following command (as root):

# service httpd restart

REFERENCES
1.http://www.modpython.org/
2.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0088

UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/SRPMS/mod_python-3.1.3-51944U10_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/mod_python-3.1.3-51944U10_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/mod_python-doc-3.1.3-51944U10_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/mod_python-3.0.4-28605U90_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/mod_python-3.0.4-28605U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/mod_python-doc-3.0.4-28605U90_2cl.i386.rpm

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

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

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


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
All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en
Copyright (c) 2004 Conectiva Inc.
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