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Ubuntu alert USN-430-1 (libapache2-mod-python)

From:  Kees Cook <>
Subject:  [USN-430-1] mod_python vulnerability
Date:  Tue, 6 Mar 2007 14:05:34 -0800

=========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-430-1 March 06, 2007 libapache2-mod-python vulnerability CVE-2004-2680 =========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 5.10 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 5.10: libapache2-mod-python 3.1.3-3ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: libapache2-mod-python 3.1.4-0ubuntu1.1 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Apache to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: Miles Egan discovered that mod_python, when used in output filter mode, did not handle output larger than 16384 bytes, and would display freed memory, possibly disclosing private data. Thanks to Jim Garrison of the Software Freedom Law Center for identifying the original bug as a security vulnerability. Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.10: Source archives: Size/MD5: 42855 1529fea7b05b869a360b6bc68d52386e Size/MD5: 810 63072c8e787515557969a57119e5d4c5 Size/MD5: 293548 2e1983e35edd428f308b0dfeb1c23bfe Architecture independent packages: Size/MD5: 101052 02819855dfc2346b9582b8687b7ce3f3 Size/MD5: 12890 29d8f3ad95844a81ef2bac9921be4ea2 amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon) Size/MD5: 88482 bbbc44abd50a165ae5df51d97c8b59f4 Size/MD5: 88506 33430412a637252533673023a0eb556e i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD) Size/MD5: 80692 43cf25dacf95697200b50280ff4b1c74 Size/MD5: 80722 7003abb20896ed3d218febd92ad176c2 powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5) Size/MD5: 85980 75be899b0568d8a332ac04ae820d955e Size/MD5: 86010 f706350855b692417a9d32f2c1962abd sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC) Size/MD5: 82038 0b8d6e081d3e6506139a9fac4674d8ad Size/MD5: 82078 71b5c528867eb166cd140a564d3fde0b Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: Source archives: Size/MD5: 25348 f53b1e046220df8e1cdcf4cd602ac563 Size/MD5: 769 41f6be106885d14e487317c57cc8e940 Size/MD5: 308510 607175958137b06bcda91110414c82a1 Architecture independent packages: Size/MD5: 113106 0b66fc0e0a15cbc6a57df85100e3ca62 Size/MD5: 13076 5488f0a55a436648c587e9a300d63881 amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon) Size/MD5: 88678 8542060889c4b3c32a6937070911bf33 i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD) Size/MD5: 80676 13f3b9e1d7260ad8c34f7597954ed315 powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5) Size/MD5: 85840 684789cb3c7acbeed9064200554d8da4 sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC) Size/MD5: 82000 297ab56501345f12ee9c6c0951287980

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