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Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2014-375

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Insight

Insight

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. mod_wsgi allows you to host Python applications on the Apache HTTP Server. It was found that a remote attacker could leak portions of a mod_wsgi application's memory via the Content-Type header.

Solution

Solution

Run yum update mod24_wsgi to update your system.

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