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mod_python: Publisher Handler vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200502-14 / mod_python
Release Date February 13, 2005
Latest Revision December 30, 2007: 03
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apache/mod_python < 3.1.3-r1 >= 3.1.3-r1, revision >= 2.7.11 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #80109


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

2.  Impact Information


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


Graham Dumpleton discovered a vulnerability in mod_python's Publisher Handler.


By requesting a specially crafted URL for a published module page, an attacker could obtain information about restricted variables.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All mod_python users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-apache/mod_python

4.  References


Page updated February 13, 2005

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