OT: What's up with the starship?

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Mon Oct 16 22:41:46 CEST 2006


Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Shane Hathaway wrote:
> 
>  > I don't know if this concern applies to Starship specifically, but it
>  > seems to apply to thousands of web sites running Python CGIs and
>  > Python web servers.
> 
> so are we seeing thousands of web sites running Python CGIs and web 
> servers being attacked right now?

No, but it often takes a long time for servers to get patched, so the
window for intruders is going to be open for a while.  I'm trying to
understand:

a) how urgent and/or exploitable this is,

b) how I can check whether a given Python installation (running on a
server) has been patched, and

c) whether the security advisory downplays the risk more than it should,
since it appears that many Zope/Plone web servers are vulnerable.

Shane




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