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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2582 :
An update for nettle 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.
Nettle is a cryptographic library that is designed to fit easily in
almost any context: In cryptographic toolkits for object-oriented
languages, such as C++, Python, or Pike, in applications like lsh or
GnuPG, or even in kernel space.
Security Fix(es) :
* Multiple flaws were found in the way nettle implemented elliptic
curve scalar multiplication. These flaws could potentially introduce
cryptographic weaknesses into nettle's functionality. (CVE-2015-8803,
* It was found that nettle's RSA and DSA decryption code was
vulnerable to cache-related side channel attacks. An attacker could
use this flaw to recover the private key from a co-located
virtual-machine instance. (CVE-2016-6489)
Additional Changes :
For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
See also :
Update the affected nettle packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true