Apache's mod_python module could crash the httpd process if a specific, malformed query string was sent.
|Package||www-apache/mod_python on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.7.10|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.7.10|
Mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter within the server allowing Python-based web-applications to be created.
The Apache Foundation has reported that mod_python may be prone to Denial of Service attacks when handling a malformed query. Mod_python 2.7.9 was released to fix the vulnerability, however, because the vulnerability has not been fully fixed, version 2.7.10 has been released.
Users of mod_python 3.0.4 are not affected by this vulnerability.
Although there are no known public exploits known for this exploit, users are recommended to upgrade mod_python to ensure the security of their infrastructure.
Mod_python 2.7.10 has been released to solve this issue; there is no immediate workaround.
All users using mod_python 2.7.9 or below are recommended to update their mod_python installation:
$> emerge sync $> emerge -pv ">=www-apache/mod_python-2.7.10" $> emerge ">=www-apache/mod_python-2.7.10" $> /etc/init.d/apache restart
January 27, 2004
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