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The remote web server module is affected by a privilege escalation
According to the web server banner, the version of mod_wsgi running on
the remote host is prior to version 4.2.4. It is, therefore, affected
by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
The issue is triggered when attempting to drop group privileges and an
error with 'setgid', 'setgroups', and 'initgroups' occurs. The error
is reported, but mod_wsgi continues to run with root group privileges,
rather than dropping privileges as intended. A local attacker could
potentially gain escalated privileges.
Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead
relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
See also :
Upgrade to mod_wsgi 4.2.4 or later, or apply the patch.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Web Servers
Nessus Plugin ID: 76498 ()
Bugtraq ID: 68111