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<glsa id="201412-21">
<title>mod_wsgi: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>Two vulnerabilities have been found in mod_wsgi, the worst of which
could result in local privilege escalation.
<product type="ebuild">mod_wsgi</product>
<announced>December 13, 2014</announced>
<revised>December 13, 2014: 1</revised>
<access>local, remote</access>
<package name="www-apache/mod_wsgi" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.5</vulnerable>
<p>mod_wsgi is an Apache2 module for running Python WSGI applications.</p>
<p>Two vulnerabilities have been found in mod_wsgi:</p>
<li>Error codes returned by setuid are not properly handled
<li>A memory leak exists via the “Content-Type” header
<impact type="high">
<p>A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges. Furthermore,
a remote attacker may be able to obtain sensitive information.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All mod_wsgi users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=www-apache/mod_wsgi-3.5"
<uri link="">CVE-2014-0240</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2014-0242</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:20:25 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:03:56 +0000">ackle</metadata>