Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4142-1 uwsgi -- security update

Date Reported:
17 Mar 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 891639.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-7490.
More information:

Marios Nicolaides discovered that the PHP plugin in uWSGI, a fast, self-healing application container server, does not properly handle a DOCUMENT_ROOT check during use of the --php-docroot option, allowing a remote attacker to mount a directory traversal attack and gain unauthorized read access to sensitive files located outside of the web root directory.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.7-1+deb8u2. This update additionally includes the fix for CVE-2018-6758 which was aimed to be addressed in the upcoming jessie point release.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.14+20161117-3+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your uwsgi packages.

For the detailed security status of uwsgi please refer to its security tracker page at: