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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0668 :
Updated boost packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.
The boost packages provide free, peer-reviewed, portable C++ source
libraries with emphasis on libraries which work well with the C++
A flaw was found in the way the ordered_malloc() routine in Boost
sanitized the 'next_size' and 'max_size' parameters when allocating
memory. If an application used the Boost C++ libraries for memory
allocation, and performed memory allocation based on user-supplied
input, an attacker could use this flaw to crash the application or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2012-2677)
All users of boost are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to fix this issue.
See also :
Update the affected boost packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false