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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2788 :
An update for augeas is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
Augeas is a configuration editing tool. It parses configuration files
in their native formats and transforms them into a tree. Configuration
changes are made by manipulating this tree and saving it back into
native config files.
Security Fix(es) :
* A vulnerability was discovered in augeas affecting the handling of
escaped strings. An attacker could send crafted strings that would
cause the application using augeas to copy past the end of a buffer,
leading to a crash or possible code execution. (CVE-2017-7555)
This issue was discovered by Han Han (Red Hat).
See also :
Update the affected augeas packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false