GLSA-200502-14 : mod_python: Publisher Handler vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 16451


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-14 (mod_python: Publisher Handler vulnerability)

Graham Dumpleton discovered a vulnerability in mod_python's Publisher Handler.
Impact :

By requesting a specially crafted URL for a published module page, an attacker could obtain information about restricted variables.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All mod_python users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-apache/mod_python

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16451

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:mod_python, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0088

OSVDB: 13711

GLSA: 200502-14