DSA 689-1: New mod_python packages fix information leak
Posted on: 02/23/2005 09:14 AM

New mod_python packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 689-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 23rd, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libapache-mod-python
Vulnerability : missing input sanisiting
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0088

Graham Dumpleton discovered a flaw which can affect anyone using the publisher handle of the Apache Software Foundation's mod_python. The publisher handle lets you publish objects inside modules to make them callable via URL. The flaw allows a carefully crafted URL to obtain extra information that should not be visible (information leak).

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.8-0.0woody5.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.10-4 of libapache-mod-python and in version 3.1.3-3 of libapache2-mod-python.

We recommend that you upgrade your libapache-mod-python package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 715 b0716ef2fca40600c41d77c45bcc4167
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 8261 69110f0e179d5b6f93542233ca6014c4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 176639 4d5bee8317bfb45a3bb09f02b435e917

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 120410 64e141ce045b242ce8372b0a2b4be1d7

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 118242 d5738e2ae1a50394ad6964c6fc698652

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 117626 acc4d8975aff9f0df543ba7015781ac3

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 131522 d7ad903ce69e71242e62ad37b7faa91a

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 120182 6bce263b5cb8b4f4812c56483aa50e37

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 118688 3bf883aeee5ad3918b8dc303269f4475

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 117644 5221344e02f32234c1e889d6d66f6f5d

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 117386 e3acec959d1bfbdfcc10a6faff7c83cf

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 118564 574476da068dc51a89d434506059483b

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 119368 a5bf1d308b8fd847af7c22a657316834

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 118498 841af8c2e626a24c182cee27d7e71a24


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.


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