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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1025 :
An update for pcre 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.
PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.
Security Fix(es) :
* Multiple flaws were found in the way PCRE handled malformed regular
expressions. An attacker able to make an application using PCRE
process a specially crafted regular expression could use these flaws
to cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2015-8385, CVE-2016-3191, CVE-2015-2328, CVE-2015-3217,
CVE-2015-5073, CVE-2015-8388, CVE-2015-8391, CVE-2015-8386)
See also :
Update the affected pcre packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.7
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 91072 ()
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