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Security Advisory mod_python security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:104-03
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2005-02-10
Last updated on: 2005-02-10
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-0088

Details

An Updated mod_python package that fixes a security issue in the publisher
handler is now available.

Mod_python is a module that embeds the Python language interpreter within
the Apache web server, allowing handlers to be written in Python.

Graham Dumpleton discovered a flaw affecting the publisher handler of
mod_python, used to make objects inside modules callable via URL.
A remote user could visit a carefully crafted URL that would gain access to
objects that should not be visible, leading to an information leak. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CAN-2005-0088 to this issue.

Users of mod_python are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/i386/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d8cc1605bb68dddd5c51a4300600a16a
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/x86_64/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 781ce623934b25860708c3989d0d8d22
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/2.7.8-3.1/i386/mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b51bdac75600cd7c80060334ce5373f2
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/2.7.8-3.1/ia64/mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f6645270af7c98323e7779ac1be4501b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/i386/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d8cc1605bb68dddd5c51a4300600a16a
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/ia64/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2c09223945087dd8948b2b3c4dfe3f01
 
PPC:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/ppc/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b02b5f309e8b1791b5ce1fe2543541c0
 
s390:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/s390/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 95c7d6c8747e8b04bb8dcc5678c4d465
 
s390x:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/s390x/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.s390x.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: bee109211e88d46749152476a17f94c3
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/x86_64/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 781ce623934b25860708c3989d0d8d22
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/2.7.8-3.1/i386/mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b51bdac75600cd7c80060334ce5373f2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/i386/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d8cc1605bb68dddd5c51a4300600a16a
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/ia64/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2c09223945087dd8948b2b3c4dfe3f01
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/x86_64/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 781ce623934b25860708c3989d0d8d22
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/2.7.8-3.1/i386/mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b51bdac75600cd7c80060334ce5373f2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/i386/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d8cc1605bb68dddd5c51a4300600a16a
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/ia64/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2c09223945087dd8948b2b3c4dfe3f01
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/3.0.3-5.ent/x86_64/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 781ce623934b25860708c3989d0d8d22
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mod_python/2.7.8-3.1/ia64/mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f6645270af7c98323e7779ac1be4501b
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

146655 - CAN-2005-0088 mod_python information leak


References



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