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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-8583

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.
Publish Date : 2014-12-16 Last Update Date : 2017-07-01
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 254

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
USN-2431-1 -- mod_wsgi vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28467 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2014-8583

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Modwsgi Mod Wsgi * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Modwsgi Mod Wsgi 1

- References For CVE-2014-8583 CONFIRM
BID 68111 Apache 'mod_wsgi' Module Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2017-01-03
MLIST [oss-security] 20140619 CVE request: mod_wsgi group privilege dropping [was Re: Security release for mod_wsgi (version 3.5)]
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2014:1590
MLIST [oss-security] 20141104 Re: CVE request: mod_wsgi group privilege dropping [was Re: Security release for mod_wsgi (version 3.5)]

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-8583

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