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RHSA-2004-058: mod_python Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mod_python packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated mod_python packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
mod_python embeds the Python language interpreter within the Apache httpd
A bug has been found in mod_python versions 2.7.10 and earlier that can
lead to a denial of service vulnerability. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0973 to
Although Red Hat Enterprise Linux shipped with a version of mod_python that
contains this bug, our testing was unable to trigger the denial of service
vulnerability. However, mod_python users are advised to upgrade to these
errata packages, which contain a backported patch that corrects this bug.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-058.html
Threat Level: High
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