Apache mod_python < 3.2.8 Remote Command Execution
High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3453
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to an flaw that allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands.
DescriptionThe remote Apache server is running a version of mod_python that is equal to 3.2.7. It is reported that a flaw was introduced with version 3.2.7. Specifically, if 'FileSession' has been enabled, a remote attacker can send a specially formatted session cookie that will, upon being parsed, force mod_python into executing arbitrary code. The exact details of the flaw are unknown.
SolutionUpgrade to version 3.2.8, 3.3.1 or higher.