Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_wsgi (MDVSA-2014:137)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in
apache-mod_wsgi :

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).

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).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

See also :

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0788.html

Solution :

Update the affected apache-mod_wsgi package.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76481 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67532
67534

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

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