Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mod-wsgi vulnerability (USN-2431-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79717
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libapache2-mod-wsgi and / or libapache2-mod-wsgi-py3 packages.