RHSA-2005:104-01: Updated mod_python package fixes security issue
Posted on: 02/10/2005 05:12 PM

An updated mod_python package has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated mod_python package fixes security issue
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:104-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-104.html
Issue date: 2005-02-10
Updated on: 2005-02-10
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2005-0088
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1. Summary:

An Updated mod_python package that fixes a security issue in the publisher handler is now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Mod_python is a module that embeds the Python language interpreter within the Apache web server, allowing handlers to be written in Python.

Graham Dumpleton discovered a flaw affecting the publisher handler of mod_python, used to make objects inside modules callable via URL. A remote user could visit a carefully crafted URL that would gain access to objects that should not be visible, leading to an information leak. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0088 to this issue.

Users of mod_python are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

146655 - CAN-2005-0088 mod_python information leak

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.src.rpm
50b86b5d12fb752e233d06bbf27e25e4 mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.src.rpm

i386:
b51bdac75600cd7c80060334ce5373f2 mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
f6645270af7c98323e7779ac1be4501b mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.src.rpm
50b86b5d12fb752e233d06bbf27e25e4 mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.src.rpm

ia64:
f6645270af7c98323e7779ac1be4501b mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.src.rpm
50b86b5d12fb752e233d06bbf27e25e4 mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.src.rpm

i386:
b51bdac75600cd7c80060334ce5373f2 mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.src.rpm
50b86b5d12fb752e233d06bbf27e25e4 mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.src.rpm

i386:
b51bdac75600cd7c80060334ce5373f2 mod_python-2.7.8-3.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.src.rpm
d1cb5d2b6e13fc10998d481716b32097 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.src.rpm

i386:
d8cc1605bb68dddd5c51a4300600a16a mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.i386.rpm

ia64:
2c09223945087dd8948b2b3c4dfe3f01 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.ia64.rpm

ppc:
b02b5f309e8b1791b5ce1fe2543541c0 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.ppc.rpm

s390:
95c7d6c8747e8b04bb8dcc5678c4d465 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.s390.rpm

s390x:
bee109211e88d46749152476a17f94c3 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
781ce623934b25860708c3989d0d8d22 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.src.rpm
d1cb5d2b6e13fc10998d481716b32097 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.src.rpm

i386:
d8cc1605bb68dddd5c51a4300600a16a mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.i386.rpm

x86_64:
781ce623934b25860708c3989d0d8d22 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.src.rpm
d1cb5d2b6e13fc10998d481716b32097 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.src.rpm

i386:
d8cc1605bb68dddd5c51a4300600a16a mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.i386.rpm

ia64:
2c09223945087dd8948b2b3c4dfe3f01 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
781ce623934b25860708c3989d0d8d22 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.src.rpm
d1cb5d2b6e13fc10998d481716b32097 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.src.rpm

i386:
d8cc1605bb68dddd5c51a4300600a16a mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.i386.rpm

ia64:
2c09223945087dd8948b2b3c4dfe3f01 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
781ce623934b25860708c3989d0d8d22 mod_python-3.0.3-5.ent.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0088

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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