Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_wsgi (MDVSA-2015:180)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82455


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated apache-mod_wsgi package fixes security vulnerabilities :

apache-mod_wsgi before 4.2.4 contained an off-by-one error in applying a limit to the number of supplementary groups allowed for a daemon process group. The result could be that if more groups than the operating system allowed were specified to the option supplementary-groups, then memory corruption or a process crash could occur.

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: 82455

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-180.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/31

Modified: 2015/03/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_wsgi, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8583

MDVSA: 2015:180