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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:11 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200401-03 ] Apache mod_python Denial of Service vulne Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Apache mod_python Denial of Service vulnerability (GLSA 200401-03)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 27, 2004
Updated: December 30, 2007
Bug(s): #39154
ID: 200401-03

Synopsis

Apache's mod_python module could crash the httpd process if a specific, malformed query string was sent.

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: www-apache/mod_python
Vulnerable: < 2.7.10
Unaffected: >= 2.7.10
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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.

Impact

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.

Workaround

Mod_python 2.7.10 has been released to solve this issue; there is no immediate workaround.

Resolution

All users using mod_python 2.7.9 or below are recommended to update their mod_python installation:
Code:
$> emerge sync
$> emerge -pv ">=www-apache/mod_python-2.7.10"
$> emerge ">=www-apache/mod_python-2.7.10"
$> /etc/init.d/apache restart


References

Mod_python 2.7.10 release announcement


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