Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2005:035)
High Nessus Plugin ID 16378
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.