Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : ocaml vulnerability (USN-3437-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103662


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Radek Micek discovered that OCaml incorrectly handled sign extensions.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications using OCaml to crash, to possibly obtain sensitive information, or to possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ocaml package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103662

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3437-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/04

Modified: 2017/10/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ocaml, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8869

OSVDB: 137809

USN: 3437-1