Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_wsgi (MDVSA-2014:253)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80042


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated apache-mod_wsgi package fixes security vulnerability :

It 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 (CVE-2014-8583).


Update the affected apache-mod_wsgi package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80042

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-253.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/16

Modified: 2014/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8583

BID: 68111

MDVSA: 2014:253