Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2005:035)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16378


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


A flaw in the python language was found by the development team. The SimpleXMLRPCServer library module could permit remote attackers unintended access to internals of the registered object or it's module, or possibly even other modules. This only affects python XML-RPC servers that use the register_instance() method to register an object without a _dispatch() method. Servers that only use the register_function() method are not affected.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16378

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-035.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/11

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tkinter, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0089

MDKSA: 2005:035