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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for mod_wsgi RHSA-2014:1091-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'mod_wsgi'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
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.

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.

Red Hat would like to thank Graham Dumpleton for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Robert Kisteleki as the original reporter.

All mod_wsgi users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Affected Software/OS:
mod_wsgi on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-0240
BugTraq ID: 67532
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:0789
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