Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_wsgi (MDVSA-2015:180)

2015-03-31T00:00:00
ID MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2015-180.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2021 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2015-03-31T00:00:00

Description

Updated apache-mod_wsgi package fixes security vulnerabilities :

apache-mod_wsgi before 4.2.4 contained an off-by-one error in applying a limit to the number of supplementary groups allowed for a daemon process group. The result could be that if more groups than the operating system allowed were specified to the option supplementary-groups, then memory corruption or a process crash could occur.

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 (CVE-2014-8583).

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2015:180. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) Mandriva S.A.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(82455);
  script_version("1.4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/14");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-8583");
  script_xref(name:"MDVSA", value:"2015:180");

  script_name(english:"Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_wsgi (MDVSA-2015:180)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated apache-mod_wsgi package fixes security vulnerabilities :

apache-mod_wsgi before 4.2.4 contained an off-by-one error in applying
a limit to the number of supplementary groups allowed for a daemon
process group. The result could be that if more groups than the
operating system allowed were specified to the option
supplementary-groups, then memory corruption or a process crash could
occur.

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 (CVE-2014-8583)."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0323.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0513.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected apache-mod_wsgi package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_wsgi");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/03/30");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/03/31");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2021 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Mandriva Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/cpu", "Host/Mandrake/release", "Host/Mandrake/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Mandrake/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Mandriva / Mandake Linux");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Mandrake/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if (cpu !~ "^(amd64|i[3-6]86|x86_64)$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Mandriva / Mandrake Linux", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK-MBS2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"apache-mod_wsgi-3.5-1.mbs2")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");