Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_wsgi (MDVSA-2015:180)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated apache-mod_wsgi package fixes security vulnerabilities :

apache-mod_wsgi before 4.2.4 contained an off-by-one error in applying
a limit to the number of supplementary groups allowed for a daemon
process group. The result could be that if more groups than the
operating system allowed were specified to the option
supplementary-groups, then memory corruption or a process crash could
occur.

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 (CVE-2014-8583).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0323.html
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0513.html

Solution :

Update the affected apache-mod_wsgi package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82455 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8583

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