Oracle Linux 5 : mcstrans (ELSA-2007-0542)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 180626


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Oracle Linux 5 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2007-0542 advisory.

- Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in the MCS translation daemon in mcstrans 0.2.3 allows local users to cause a denial of service (temporary daemon outage) via a large range of compartments in sensitivity labels. (CVE-2007-4570)

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 mcstrans package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 180626

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0542.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: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2007-4570


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mcstrans

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: 11/19/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4570