I would think that the gasket surface would have to be nicked or damaged for there to be a leak problem. If I had a filter that was seeping oil, I would pull it off and look carefully at the gasket and engine mating surfaces. Clean them well, check for any issues and if nothing found re-install and properly tighten. Also ensure that the sealing area of the new filter is the same size as what you removed. Use the old gasket as a check, and in fact, if you find the new gasket to be at fault (like a nick or flaw) I wouldn't hesitate in re-using the prior gasket that was removed. It's not very old and should be in ok condition. Properly tighten.