ALAS2-2018-987


Amazon Linux 2 Security Advisory: ALAS-2018-987
Advisory Release Date: 2018-04-05 23:25 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2014-8583 

Issue Overview:

Failure to handle errors when attempting to drop group privileges:
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. (CVE-2014-8583 )


Affected Packages:

mod_wsgi


Issue Correction:
Run yum update mod_wsgi to update your system.

New Packages:
src:
    mod_wsgi-3.4-12.amzn2.0.1.src

x86_64:
    mod_wsgi-3.4-12.amzn2.0.1.x86_64
    mod_wsgi-debuginfo-3.4-12.amzn2.0.1.x86_64