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CentOS Update for mod_wsgi CESA-2014:1091 centos7

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'mod_wsgi' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

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. Red Hat would like to thank Graham Dumpleton for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Rbert 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

Affected Software

mod_wsgi on CentOS 7

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)