Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mod-wsgi vulnerability (USN-2431-1)

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 :

It was discovered that mod_wsgi incorrectly handled errors when
setting up the working directory and group access rights. A malicious
application could possibly use this issue to cause a local privilege
escalation when using daemon mode.

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 : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79717 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68111

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8583

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