GLSA-201612-49 : mod_wsgi: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96224


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-49 (mod_wsgi: Privilege escalation)

mod_wsgi, when creating a daemon process group, does not properly handle dropping group privileges.
Impact :

Context-dependent attackers could escalate privileges due to the improper handling of group privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All mod_wsgi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_wsgi-4.3.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96224

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-49.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/03

Modified: 2017/01/03

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:gentoo:linux:mod_wsgi, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8583

GLSA: 201612-49