GLSA-201412-21 : mod_wsgi: Privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-21
(mod_wsgi: Privilege escalation)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in mod_wsgi:
Error codes returned by setuid are not properly handled
(CVE-2014-0240)
A memory leak exists via the “Content-Type” header
(CVE-2014-0242)

Impact :

A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges. Furthermore,
a remote attacker may be able to obtain sensitive information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201412-21

Solution :

All mod_wsgi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_wsgi-3.5'

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: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79974 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67532
67534

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

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