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[GLSA-200401-03] Apache mod_python Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
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.

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.

References:
http://www.modpython.org/pipermail/mod_python/2004-January/014879.html


Solution:
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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