Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2011:096)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified and fixed in python :

The is_cgi method in CGIHTTPServer.py in the CGIHTTPServer module in
Python 2.5, 2.6, and 3.0 allows remote attackers to read script source
code via an HTTP GET request that lacks a / (slash) character at the
beginning of the URI (CVE-2011-1015).

A flaw was found in the Python urllib and urllib2 libraries where they
would not differentiate between different target URLs when handling
automatic redirects. This caused Python applications using these
modules to follow any new URL that they understood, including the
file:// URL type. This could allow a remote server to force a local
Python application to read a local file instead of the remote one,
possibly exposing local files that were not meant to be exposed
(CVE-2011-1521).

Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance
Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 54611 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46541
47024

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1015
CVE-2011-1521

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