RedHat: Moderate: mod_python security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated mod_python package that fixes a security issue in the publisher handle is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: mod_python security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:100-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-100.html
Issue date:        2005-02-15
Updated on:        2005-02-15
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
handle is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - 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/):

146657 - CAN-2005-0088 mod_python information leak

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.src.rpm
9b347c87be626bf3db5d6dd48baa3361  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.src.rpm

i386:
23fa47b1d2f39be88f9e5822a2285773  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
7d0d70022fc49b14cce22a5c9cce2897  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
d0ee5d0be27d284ca33ede8d8df802f6  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
66c04ae4fe581508f12e2de2c8168deb  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
e01c827fd8713607826eaae61b7c2723  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
d2606f761ce9e4eef03774c052d86720  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.src.rpm
9b347c87be626bf3db5d6dd48baa3361  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.src.rpm

i386:
23fa47b1d2f39be88f9e5822a2285773  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
d2606f761ce9e4eef03774c052d86720  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.src.rpm
9b347c87be626bf3db5d6dd48baa3361  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.src.rpm

i386:
23fa47b1d2f39be88f9e5822a2285773  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
7d0d70022fc49b14cce22a5c9cce2897  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
d2606f761ce9e4eef03774c052d86720  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.src.rpm
9b347c87be626bf3db5d6dd48baa3361  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.src.rpm

i386:
23fa47b1d2f39be88f9e5822a2285773  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
7d0d70022fc49b14cce22a5c9cce2897  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
d2606f761ce9e4eef03774c052d86720  mod_python-3.1.3-5.1.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 .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.