Mandriva: 2014:137: apache-mod_wsgi
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Mandrake Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in apache-mod_wsgi: 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 [More...]
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2014:137
 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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 Package : apache-mod_wsgi
 Date    : July 11, 2014
 Affected: Business Server 1.0
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 Problem Description:

 Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in
 apache-mod_wsgi:
 
 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).
 
 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).
 
 The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
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 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0240
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0242
 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0788.html
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 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 b0dab0032790662dce72017097844afb  mbs1/x86_64/apache-mod_wsgi-3.3-7.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm 
 8f2adb300f9170b623cf4be749a31f60  mbs1/SRPMS/apache-mod_wsgi-3.3-7.1.mbs1.src.rpm
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