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                    ESB-2006.0150 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
   Vulnerability in mod_python 3.2.7 allows execution of arbitrary code
                             28 February 2006


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           mod_python
Publisher:         Apache
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Existing Account

Original Bulletin: 

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Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Mod_python 3.2.8 (security)
From: "Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy" <grisha () apache ! org>
Date: Fri Feb 24 10:16:21 EST 2006
List: httpd-announce

The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache HTTP Server Project are
pleased to announce the release of version 3.2.8 of mod_python.

This release addresses a vulnerability in mod_python's FileSession
object whereby a carefully crafted session cookie could potentially
permit an attacker to execute code on the server.

FileSession was introduced in mod_python 3.2.7 released on February 15
2006 and is not enabled by default, therefore only a very small number
of installations, if any, are likely to be affected by this issue.

There are no other changes or improvements from the previous version in
this release.

Mod_python is available for download from:


For more information about mod_python visit http://www.modpython.org/


Gregory Trubetskoy

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