Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libapache2-mod-python vulnerability (USN-430-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28024


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


Miles 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28024

File Name: ubuntu_USN-430-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-python, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-python-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-python2.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-python2.4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2680

OSVDB: 32724

USN: 430-1