GLSA-201612-49 : 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-201612-49
(mod_wsgi: Privilege escalation)

mod_wsgi, when creating a daemon process group, does not properly handle
dropping group privileges.

Impact :

Context-dependent attackers could escalate privileges due to the
improper handling of group privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-49

Solution :

All mod_wsgi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_wsgi-4.3.0'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96224 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8583

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