Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : mod-wsgi vulnerabilities (USN-2222-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Robert Kisteleki discovered mod_wsgi incorrectly checked setuid
return values. A malicious application could use this issue to cause a
local privilege escalation when using daemon mode. (CVE-2014-0240)

Buck Golemon discovered that mod_wsgi used memory that had been freed.
A remote attacker could use this issue to read process memory via the
Content-Type response header. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04
LTS. (CVE-2014-0242).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libapache2-mod-wsgi and / or
libapache2-mod-wsgi-py3 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74185 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67532
67534

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0240
CVE-2014-0242

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