FLSA-2004:1325: Updated mod_python packages fix security vulnerability
Posted on: 10/04/2004 06:06 AM

Updated mod_python packages are available for Red HAt Linux 7.3

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Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated mod_python resolves security vulnerability
Advisory ID: FLSA:1325
Issue date: 2004-10-03
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: Security
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1325
CVE Names: CAN-2003-0973
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1. Topic:

Updated mod_python packages that fix a security vulnerability are now available.

mod_python embeds the Python language interpreter within the Apache httpd server.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386

3. Problem description:

A bug has been found in mod_python versions 3.0.3 and earlier that can lead to a denial of service vulnerability. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0973 to
this issue.

mod_python users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which contain a backported patch that corrects this bug.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs/ for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 1325 - mod_python: denial of service vulnerability.

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-1.7.3.2.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/mod_python-2.7.8-1.7.3.2.legacy.i386.rpm

7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name
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49aa1436fc8982e616b5957554485e278d772f9b 7.3/updates/SRPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-1.7.3.2.legacy.src.rpm
1cb0e3eccd14fbfb220bf26259b509ff17ed9eec 7.3/updates/i386/mod_python-2.7.8-1.7.3.2.legacy.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from http://www.fedoralegacy org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum filename

8. References:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-063.html
http://www.modpython.org/pipermail/mod_python/2003-November/014532.html

9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is secnotice@fedoralegacy.org. More project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org


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