OracleVM 3.3 : mailx (OVMSA-2014-0086)

high Nessus Plugin ID 80279
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- CVE-2004-2771 mailx: command execution flaw resolves:

- resolves: #857120 fixed incorrect return code when TMPDIR points to invalid path

- resolves: #845098 added support for alternatives


Update the affected mailx package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80279

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2014-0086.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 12/29/2014

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:mailx, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/26/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/24/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2771

BID: 71704