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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.871194
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for mod_wsgi RHSA-2014:0788-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'mod_wsgi'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'mod_wsgi'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The mod_wsgi adapter is an Apache module that provides a WSGI-compliant
interface for hosting Python-based web applications within Apache.

It was found that mod_wsgi did not properly drop privileges if the call to
setuid() failed. If mod_wsgi was set up to allow unprivileged users to run
WSGI applications, a local user able to run a WSGI application could
possibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.
(CVE-2014-0240)

Note: mod_wsgi is not intended to provide privilege separation for WSGI
applications. Systems relying on mod_wsgi to limit or sandbox the
privileges of mod_wsgi applications should migrate to a different solution
with proper privilege separation.

It was discovered that mod_wsgi could leak memory of a hosted web
application via the 'Content-Type' header. A remote attacker could possibly
use this flaw to disclose limited portions of the web application's memory.
(CVE-2014-0242)

Red Hat would like to thank Graham Dumpleton for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Robert Kisteleki as the original reporter of
CVE-2014-0240, and Buck Golemon as the original reporter of CVE-2014-0242.

All mod_wsgi users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.

Affected Software/OS:
mod_wsgi on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
6.2

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-0240
BugTraq ID: 67532
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67532
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/05/21/1
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:0789
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0789.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/59551
http://secunia.com/advisories/60094
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-0242
http://blog.dscpl.com.au/2014/05/security-release-for-modwsgi-version-35.html
http://modwsgi.readthedocs.org/en/latest/release-notes/version-3.4.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67534
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