Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : (ELSA-2008-0538)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67710


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0538 :

Updated packages to correct two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. is an office productivity suite that includes desktop applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, formula editor, and drawing program.

Sean Larsson found a heap overflow flaw in the OpenOffice memory allocator. If a carefully crafted file was opened by a victim, an attacker could use the flaw to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2152)

It was discovered that certain libraries in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 packages had an insecure relative RPATH (runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run OpenOffice in an attacker-controlled directory, could run arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-2366)

All users of are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes which correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67710

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0538.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/, p-cpe:/, p-cpe:/, p-cpe:/, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2152, CVE-2008-2366

OSVDB: 46052, 46643

RHSA: 2008:0538

CWE: 16, 189