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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An update for ocaml 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.
OCaml is a high-level, strongly-typed, functional, and object-oriented
programming language from the ML family of languages. The ocaml
packages contain two batch compilers (a fast bytecode compiler and an
optimizing native-code compiler), an interactive top level system,
parsing tools (Lex, Yacc, Camlp4), a replay debugger, a documentation
generator, and a comprehensive library.
Security Fix(es) :
* OCaml versions 4.02.3 and earlier have a runtime bug that, on 64-bit
platforms, causes size arguments to internal memmove calls to be
sign-extended from 32- to 64-bits before being passed to the memmove
function. This leads to arguments between 2GiB and 4GiB being
interpreted as larger than they are (specifically, a bit below 2^64),
causing a buffer overflow. Further, arguments between 4GiB and 6GiB
are interpreted as 4GiB smaller than they should be, causing a
possible information leak. (CVE-2015-8869)
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true