Scientific Linux Security Update : mod_wsgi on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64 (20140625)

high Nessus Plugin ID 76246
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

It was found that mod_wsgi did not properly drop privileges if the call to setuid() failed. If mod_wsgi was set up to allow unprivileged users to run WSGI applications, a local user able to run a WSGI application could possibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2014-0240)

Note: mod_wsgi is not intended to provide privilege separation for WSGI applications. Systems relying on mod_wsgi to limit or sandbox the privileges of mod_wsgi applications should migrate to a different solution with proper privilege separation.

It was discovered that mod_wsgi could leak memory of a hosted web application via the 'Content-Type' header. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to disclose limited portions of the web application's memory. (CVE-2014-0242)

Solution

Update the affected mod_wsgi and / or mod_wsgi-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?f86eee0a

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76246

File Name: sl_20140625_mod_wsgi_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/26/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.2

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

CVSS v3

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:fermilab:scientific_linux:mod_wsgi, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mod_wsgi-debuginfo, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 6/25/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/27/2014

Reference Information

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