Scientific Linux Security Update : ocaml on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?573e33b4

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92031 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8869

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