Updated mod_python packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The mod_python packages provide a module to embed the Python language interpreter within the Apache web server, allowing handlers to be written in Python.
Prior to this update, the publisher module did not correctly handle certain authentication variables. As a consequence, the web server could return an "400 Bad Request" error if the "publisher" handler was used with an authentication scheme other than "Basic". This update modifies the publisher.py code to handle the autentication as expected.
All users of mod_python are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.