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CentOS Update for python-paste-script CESA-2012:1206 centos6

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'python-paste-script' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

Python Paste provides middleware for building and running Python web applications. The python-paste-script package includes paster, a tool for working with and running Python Paste applications. It was discovered that paster did not drop supplementary group privileges when started by the root user. Running 'paster serve' as root to start a Python web application that will run as a non-root user and group resulted in that application running with root group privileges. This could possibly allow a remote attacker to gain access to files that should not be accessible to the application. (CVE-2012-0878) All paster users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running paster instances configured to drop privileges must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

python-paste-script on CentOS 6

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)