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<glsa id="200502-14">
<title>mod_python: Publisher Handler vulnerability</title>
mod_python contains a vulnerability in the Publisher Handler potentially
leading to information disclosure.
<product type="ebuild">mod_python</product>
<announced>February 13, 2005</announced>
<revised>December 30, 2007: 03</revised>
<package name="www-apache/mod_python" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.1.3-r1</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">2.7.11</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.1.3-r1</vulnerable>
mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter
within the server allowing Python-based web-applications to be created.
Graham Dumpleton discovered a vulnerability in mod_python's Publisher
<impact type="low">
By requesting a specially crafted URL for a published module page, an
attacker could obtain information about restricted variables.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All mod_python users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-apache/mod_python</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0088</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 11 Feb 2005 20:01:25 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 11 Feb 2005 20:10:55 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 11 Feb 2005 20:41:24 +0000">