RHEL 2.1 / 3 : mod_python (RHSA-2004:058)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated mod_python packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

mod_python embeds the Python language interpreter within the Apache
httpd server.

A bug has been found in mod_python versions 2.7.10 and earlier that
can lead to a denial of service vulnerability. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2003-0973 to this issue.

Although Red Hat Enterprise Linux shipped with a version of mod_python
that contains this bug, our testing was unable to trigger the denial
of service vulnerability. However, mod_python users are advised to
upgrade to these errata packages, which contain a backported patch
that corrects this bug.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0973.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0096.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?46ae1c07
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-058.html

Solution :

Update the affected mod_python package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12464 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0973
CVE-2004-0096