Updated python27-mod_wsgi and python33-mod_wsgi packages that fix onesecurity issue are now available for Red Hat Software Collections 1.The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as havingImportant security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from theCVE link in the References section.
The mod_wsgi adapter is an Apache module that provides a WSGI-compliantinterface for hosting Python-based web applications within Apache.It was found that mod_wsgi did not properly drop privileges if the call tosetuid() failed. If mod_wsgi was set up to allow unprivileged users to runWSGI applications, a local user able to run a WSGI application couldpossibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.(CVE-2014-0240)Note: mod_wsgi is not intended to provide privilege separation for WSGIapplications. Systems relying on mod_wsgi to limit or sandbox theprivileges of mod_wsgi applications should migrate to a different solutionwith proper privilege separation.Red Hat would like to thank Graham Dumpleton for reporting this issue.Upstream acknowledges Róbert Kisteleki as the original reporter of thisissue.All python27-mod_wsgi and python33-mod_wsgi users are advised to upgrade tothese updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct thisissue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released erratarelevant to your system have been applied.This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use theRed Hat Network to apply this update are available athttps://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258Red Hat Software Collections 1 for RHEL 6
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1101863 – CVE-2014-0240 mod_wsgi: possible privilege escalation in setuid() failure scenarios
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