Oracle Linux 5 : piranha (ELSA-2014-0174)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72496


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0174 :

An updated piranha package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Piranha provides high-availability and load-balancing services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The piranha packages contain various tools to administer and configure the Linux Virtual Server (LVS), as well as the heartbeat and failover components. LVS is a dynamically-adjusted kernel routing mechanism that provides load balancing, primarily for Web and FTP servers.

It was discovered that the Piranha Configuration Tool did not properly restrict access to its web pages. A remote attacker able to connect to the Piranha Configuration Tool web server port could use this flaw to read or modify the LVS configuration without providing valid administrative credentials. (CVE-2013-6492)

All piranha users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected piranha package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72496

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-0174.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/14

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6492

BID: 65587

RHSA: 2014:0174