Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_wsgi (MDVSA-2014:137)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76481


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in apache-mod_wsgi :

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).

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).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected apache-mod_wsgi package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76481

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-137.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/07/13

Modified: 2014/07/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_wsgi, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/11

Reference Information

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

BID: 67532, 67534

MDVSA: 2014:137