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    Debian: libapache-mod-python Denial of service vulnerability

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    Fixes a bug which allows a malformed query string to crash the corresponding Apache child process.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 452-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    February 29th, 2004            
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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
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    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:
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      Intel IA-64 architecture:
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      HP Precision architecture:
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      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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      Big endian MIPS architecture:
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      Little endian MIPS architecture:
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      PowerPC architecture:
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      Sun Sparc architecture:
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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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