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Debian: New libapache-mod-python packages fix denial of service

The Apache Software Foundation announced that some versions of mod_python contain a bug which, when processing a request with a malformed query string, could cause the corresponding Apache child to crash. This bug could be exploited by a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 452-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
February 29th, 2004                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libapache-mod-python
Vulnerability  : denial of service
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0973
Debian bug     : 222828

The Apache Software Foundation announced that some versions of
mod_python contain a bug which, when processing a request with a
malformed query string, could cause the corresponding Apache child to
crash.  This bug could be exploited by a remote attacker to cause a
denial of service.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 2:2.7.8-0.0woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:2.7.10-1.

We recommend that you update your libapache-mod-python package.

Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      715 3f6bd19f154109251e7ee9b8db73ebfb
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     7564 bad7102a98f242d28ff3736e4e971fe5
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   176639 4d5bee8317bfb45a3bb09f02b435e917

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   120032 20e1ba89516235ec67df12f8a0236198

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   117906 64b6fbcbe483dc388f5cb4e75fa63610

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   117296 e2ab69380e7e9451ab454605cb1d3e34

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   131076 cea1f9dca578ba7e4cac7a7bc8638829

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   119784 fcfe4d4ddbdbf29255a51eee77c10422

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   118270 dff9473d327a981959831c9a08a48053

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   117288 0d51ab71f85b5d93b23f593be4e8e7e6

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   117018 52d9bca3ae178e68ef20b64dfb6b96a9

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   118232 6a42f9f8f923837788b586c711a6fa6b

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   119002 f13e42b816e93b5c6533df6b8c0aa597

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/liba/libapache-mod-python/libapache-mod-python_2.7.8-0.0woody2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   118176 23da855358f4b8cff799a9478c8e2d81

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/
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