[Python-modules-team] Bug#405291: libapache2-mod-python: If request are made to req object apache hangs

Michael Rasmussen mir at datanom.net
Tue Jan 2 12:26:54 CET 2007

Package: libapache2-mod-python
Version: 3.1.3-3 
Severity: grave
Tags: security
Justification: renders package unusable

The version of libapache2-mod-python causes apache2 to hang when requests from python scripts - both cgi (.py) and mod_python (cgihandler, psp and publisher) when requests are made to the request object (req). According to http://www.modpython.org/ there are severe memory leaks in mod_python < 3.2.10.

I have backported libapache2-mod-python (3.2.10-3) from Sid and installing this version solves all errors.

I suggest an immediate backport from Sid to sarge.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_DK, LC_CTYPE=en_DK (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages libapache2-mod-python depends on:
ii  apache2               2.0.54-5sarge1     next generation, scalable, extenda
ii  apache2-common        2.0.54-5sarge1     next generation, scalable, extenda
ii  apache2-mpm-prefork [ 2.0.54-5sarge1     traditional model for Apache2
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]          Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                 2.3.2.ds1-22sarge4 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  python2.4             2.4.1-2sarge1      An interactive high-level object-o

-- debconf information:
* libapache2-mod-python/enable_module: true

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