Ubuntu 2431-1: mod_wsgi vulnerability

    Date03 Dec 2014
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    mod_wsgi could be made to run programs with incorrect privileges.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2431-1
    December 03, 2014
    mod-wsgi vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    mod_wsgi could be made to run programs with incorrect privileges.
    Software Description:
    - mod-wsgi: Python WSGI adapter module for Apache
    It was discovered that mod_wsgi incorrectly handled errors when setting up
    the working directory and group access rights. A malicious application
    could possibly use this issue to cause a local privilege escalation when
    using daemon mode.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      libapache2-mod-wsgi             3.5-1ubuntu0.1
      libapache2-mod-wsgi-py3         3.5-1ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libapache2-mod-wsgi             3.4-4ubuntu2.
      libapache2-mod-wsgi-py3         3.4-4ubuntu2.
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libapache2-mod-wsgi             3.3-4ubuntu0.2
      libapache2-mod-wsgi-py3         3.3-4ubuntu0.2
    After a standard system update you need to restart your web service to make
    all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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