Oracle Linux 7 : haproxy (ELSA-2014-1292)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77847
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected haproxy package.