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[ GLSA 200502-14 ] mod_python: Publisher Handler vulnerability
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 10:13:21 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200502-14
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  Severity: Low
     Title: mod_python: Publisher Handler vulnerability
      Date: February 13, 2005
      Bugs: #80109
        ID: 200502-14

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Synopsis
========

mod_python contains a vulnerability in the Publisher Handler
potentially leading to information disclosure.

Background
==========

mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter
within the server allowing Python-based web-applications to be created.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                /  Vulnerable  /                Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-python/mod_python     < 3.1.3-r1                  >= 3.1.3-r1

Description
===========

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.

Resolution
==========

All mod_python users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/mod_python-3.1.3-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-0088
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0088

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-14.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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