Oracle Linux 7 : libndp (ELSA-2016-1086)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1086 :

An update for libndp is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. 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.

Libndp is a library (used by NetworkManager) that provides a wrapper
for the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol. It also provides a tool
named ndptool for sending and receiving NDP messages.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that libndp did not properly validate and check the
origin of Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) messages. An attacker on a
non-local network could use this flaw to advertise a node as a router,
allowing them to perform man-in-the-middle attacks on a connecting
client, or disrupt the network connectivity of that client.
(CVE-2016-3698)

Red Hat would like to thank Julien Bernard (Viagenie) for reporting
this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-May/006060.html

Solution :

Update the affected libndp packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91212 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3698

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