Oracle Linux 5 : setroubleshoot (ELSA-2008-0061)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 180621


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


The remote Oracle Linux 5 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2008-0061 advisory.

- sealert in setroubleshoot 2.0.5 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the sealert.log temporary file. (CVE-2007-5495)

- Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in setroubleshoot 2.0.5 allows local users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted (1) file or (2) process name, which triggers an Access Vector Cache (AVC) log entry in a log file used during composition of HTML documents for sealert. (CVE-2007-5496)

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


Update the affected setroubleshoot, setroubleshoot-plugins and / or setroubleshoot-server packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 180621

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0061.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/7/2023

Updated: 12/14/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2007-5495


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2007-5496

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:setroubleshoot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:setroubleshoot-plugins, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:setroubleshoot-server

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/30/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/21/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5495, CVE-2007-5496