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Bug 152681 - mod_python: denial of service vulnerability.
mod_python: denial of service vulnerability.
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: Package request (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Fedora Legacy Bugs
LEGACY, QA, rh73
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Reported: 2004-02-26 00:55 EST by David Lawrence
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:51 EST (History)
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Description David Lawrence 2005-03-30 18:23:47 EST
A bug has been found in mod_python versions 3.0.3 and earlier that can
lead to a denial of service vulnerability. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ( has assigned the name CAN-2003-0973 to
this issue.

------- Additional Comments From 2004-03-04 22:40:04 ----

Backport of CAN-2003-0973 for Redhat 7.3 is avalible at:

Note I have not tested this backport but it was easy to do, so can someone else
test it and give feedback.

------- Additional Comments From 2004-03-11 18:57:40 ----

patch in rh73 src.rpm differs from patch in RHEL 2.1 erratum, not just in line

------- Additional Comments From 2004-03-11 21:49:34 ----

The mod_python-CAN-2003-0973.patch was originaly from Redhat 9.
I have just compared with the original Redhat 9 patch again and they are
identical at least I can't se any differnes. Perhaps the RHEL 2.1 erratum patch
is different for some reson. 

------- Additional Comments From 2004-03-12 18:09:49 ----

erratum for RHEL 2.1 is mod_python-2.7.8-2.src.rpm 
rh73 comes with mod_python-2.7.8-1.src.rpm
erratum for rh9 is mod_python-3.0.1-4.src.rpm

how big is the code difference between 2.7.8 and 3.0.1?

------- Additional Comments From 2004-05-01 00:02:29 ----

A new backport of the CAN-2003-0973 fix for Redhat 7.3 have been done based on 
the mod_python-2.7.8-2 from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1:

The patch and the rpm's can be downloaded from here:

Note the old rpm's and patch have been removed!

This new backport was done becouse of the feedback from Michael Schwendt,
please test this new version now!

------- Additional Comments From 2004-05-18 18:19:30 ----

RHL 7.2 and RHL 7.3 updates both use the same version of mod_python, so Johnny's
packages in comment #5 will work for those.  Johnny, the patch from RHL9 should
apply to RHL8's mod_python no?  Can you provide a package for this?  If not, I
will.  We really need to get some people to verify this so that we can push to

------- Additional Comments From 2004-05-31 11:55:04 ----

Pushed to updates-testing.

------- Additional Comments From 2004-09-14 06:34:01 ----

Hash: SHA1
49aa1436fc8982e616b5957554485e278d772f9b  mod_python-2.7.8-
Package builds fine
1cb0e3eccd14fbfb220bf26259b509ff17ed9eec  mod_python-2.7.8-
Package installs shared apache module
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)

------- Additional Comments From 2004-10-02 04:48:43 ----

I will release this tonight:

------- Additional Comments From 2005-02-10 13:46:58 ----

These were released

------- Bug moved to this database by 2005-03-30 18:23 -------

This bug previously known as bug 1325 at
Originally filed under the Fedora Legacy product and Package request component.

Unknown priority P2. Setting to default priority "normal".
Unknown platform PC. Setting to default platform "All".
Unknown severity major. Setting to default severity "normal".
The original reporter of this bug does not have
   an account here. Reassigning to the person who moved
   it here,
   Previous reporter was
Setting qa contact to the default for this product.
   This bug either had no qa contact or an invalid one.

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