Debian DSA-2937-1 : mod-wsgi - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 74197
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two security issues have been found in the Python WSGI adapter module for Apache :

- CVE-2014-0240 Robert Kisteleki discovered a potential privilege escalation in daemon mode. This is not exploitable with the kernel used in Debian 7.0/wheezy.

- CVE-2014-0242 Buck Golemon discovered that incorrect memory handling could lead to information disclosure when processing Content-Type headers.


Upgrade the mod-wsgi packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 3.3-2+deb6u1.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.3-4+deb7u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74197

File Name: debian_DSA-2937.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/28/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mod-wsgi, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/27/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/27/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0240, CVE-2014-0242

BID: 67532, 67534

DSA: 2937