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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Apache mod_python Denial of Service vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200401-03
(Apache mod_python Denial of Service vulnerability)
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.
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.
Mod_python 2.7.10 has been released to solve this issue
no immediate workaround.
All users using mod_python 2.7.9 or below are recommended to
update their mod_python installation:
$> emerge sync
$> emerge -pv ">=dev-python/mod_python-2.7.10"
$> emerge ">=dev-python/mod_python-2.7.10"
$> /etc/init.d/apache restart
Network Security Threat Level: Low
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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