Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libapache2-mod-python vulnerability (USN-430-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28024
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMiles 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.