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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated 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).
SolutionUpdate the affected apache-mod_wsgi package.