Oracle Linux 6 : ocaml (ELSA-2017-0565)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0565 :

An update for ocaml is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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) :

* An integer conversion flaw was found in the way OCaml's String
handled its length. Certain operations on an excessively long String
could trigger a buffer overflow or result in an information leak.
(CVE-2015-8869)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
Technical Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-March/006796.html

Solution :

Update the affected ocaml packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99062 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8869

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