Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : ocaml vulnerability (USN-3437-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Radek Micek discovered that OCaml incorrectly handled sign extensions.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications using
OCaml to crash, to possibly obtain sensitive information, or to
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected ocaml package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103662 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8869

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