Oracle Linux 7 : hivex (ELSA-2021-3338)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 152981


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2021-3338 advisory.

- hivex: stack overflow due to recursive call of _get_children() (CVE-2021-3622)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 152981

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-3338.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/2/2021

Updated: 1/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3622


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:hivex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:hivex-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-hivex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-hivex-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perl-hivex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-hivex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ruby-hivex

Required KB Items: Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/1/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/31/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3622