mod_python: Publisher Handler vulnerability — GLSA 200502-14

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

Affected Packages

www-apache/mod_python on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.1.3-r1
Unaffected versions >= 3.1.3-r1, revision >= 2.7.11

Background

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

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 www-apache/mod_python

References

Release Date
February 13, 2005

Latest Revision
December 30, 2007: 03

Severity
low

Exploitable
remote

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