RHEL 4 : mod_python (RHSA-2005:100)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated mod_python package that fixes a security issue in the
publisher handle is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mod_python is a module that embeds the Python language interpreter
within the Apache web server, allowing handlers to be written in
Python.

Graham Dumpleton discovered a flaw affecting the publisher handler of
mod_python, used to make objects inside modules callable via URL. A
remote user could visit a carefully crafted URL that would gain access
to objects that should not be visible, leading to an information leak.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0088 to this issue.

Users of mod_python are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0088.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-100.html

Solution :

Update the affected mod_python package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17186 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0088