Updated mod_python packages have been made available for Red Hat Linux 7.2 and 7.3. These updates close a security issue in mod_python which allows the publisher handler to use modules which have only been indirectly imported. This re-issue adds packages for Red Hat Linux 7.3.
mod_python is a module that embeds the Python language interpreter within the Apache Web server. mod_python versions 2.7.6 and earlier allow a module which is indirectly imported by a published module to then be accessed by the publisher handler. This could allow a remote attacker to abuse imported modules leading to file modifications or more serious breaches. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2002-0185 to this issue.