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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
It was found that mod_wsgi did not properly drop privileges if the
call to setuid() failed. If mod_wsgi was set up to allow unprivileged
users to run WSGI applications, a local user able to run a WSGI
application could possibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges
on the system. (CVE-2014-0240)
Note: mod_wsgi is not intended to provide privilege separation for
WSGI applications. Systems relying on mod_wsgi to limit or sandbox the
privileges of mod_wsgi applications should migrate to a different
solution with proper privilege separation.
It was discovered that mod_wsgi could leak memory of a hosted web
application via the 'Content-Type' header. A remote attacker could
possibly use this flaw to disclose limited portions of the web
application's memory. (CVE-2014-0242)
See also :
Update the affected mod_wsgi and / or mod_wsgi-debuginfo packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 76246 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2014-0240CVE-2014-0242
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