Oracle Linux 7 : haproxy (ELSA-2014-1292)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77847


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1292 :

An updated haproxy package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate 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.

HAProxy provides high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the way HAProxy handled, under very specific conditions, data uploaded from a client. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to crash HAProxy.

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


Update the affected haproxy package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77847

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-1292.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/25

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:haproxy, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6269

BID: 69690

RHSA: 2014:1292