mod_wsgi up to 3.3 Embedded Mode Content-Type Header information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in mod_wsgi up to 3.3. It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown part of the component Embedded Mode. The manipulation as part of a Content-Type Header leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. Impacted is confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 05/21/2014. The weakness was disclosed 12/09/2019 by Buck Golemon. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-0242 since 12/03/2013. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed in Python. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at securityfocus.com. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 35 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 76246 (Scientific Linux Security Update : mod_wsgi on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 3.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 67534) and Tenable (76246). The entry 13299 is pretty similar.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0

VulDB Base Score: 3.7
VulDB Temp Score: 3.4
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 76246
Nessus Name: Scientific Linux Security Update : mod_wsgi on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64
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OpenVAS ID: 14611
OpenVAS Name: Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2014-376
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: mod_wsgi 3.4

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Researcher: Buck Golemon
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2014-0242 (🔍)
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SecurityFocus: 67534 - Apache 'mod_wsgi' Module CVE-2014-0242 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 12/10/2019 08:17 AM
Updated: 12/10/2019 08:22 AM
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