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Date: Tue,  4 Nov 2014 05:38:47 -0500 (EST)
From: cve-assign@...re.org
To: mmcallis@...hat.com
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request: mod_wsgi group privilege dropping [was Re: Security release for mod_wsgi (version 3.5)]

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> https://github.com/GrahamDumpleton/mod_wsgi/commit/545354a80b9cc20d8b6916ca30542eab36c3b8bd

> When there is any sort of error in setting up daemon process group,
> kill the process rather than risk running in an unexpected state.

Use CVE-2014-8583.


> https://github.com/GrahamDumpleton/mod_wsgi/commit/a8ac5027f1a887cd41e80616b8a80a442a7e0bc7

> Fix one off error when checking limit on the number of supplementary
> groups for the daemon process group.

This doesn't seem to cross privilege boundaries; there's no way for
untrusted users to specify the supplementary groups.

Incidentally, when there's a statement such as "I am not familiar
enough to know whether any privilege boundaries are crossed here, or
if a user can influence anything" in a CVE request message, it's
probably useful to be even more explicit about what parts of the
message that statement applies to.

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