Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libapache2-mod-python vulnerability (USN-430-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Miles Egan discovered that mod_python, when used in output filter
mode, did not handle output larger than 16384 bytes, and would display
freed memory, possibly disclosing private data. Thanks to Jim Garrison
of the Software Freedom Law Center for identifying the original bug as
a security vulnerability.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28024 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2680