CVE-2014-8583

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-06-17
CWE:
CWE-271
Bugzilla:
1111034: CVE-2014-8583 mod_wsgi: failure to handle errors when attempting to drop group privileges

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

mod_wsgi before 4.2.4 for Apache, when creating a daemon process group, does not properly handle when group privileges cannot be dropped, which might allow attackers to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8583 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of mod_wsgi as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager 1 mod_wsgi Will not fix
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux python27-mod_wsgi Will not fix
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux python33-mod_wsgi Will not fix
Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.6 mod_wsgi Will not fix
Red Hat Satellite 6 mod_wsgi Will not fix
Red Hat Satellite 5.6 mod_wsgi Will not fix
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2 python27-mod_wsgi Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 mod_wsgi Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mod_wsgi Will not fix

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