OracleVM 3.3 : glibc (OVMSA-2015-0022) (GHOST)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81103


The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.


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

- Fix parsing of numeric hosts in gethostbyname_r (CVE-2015-0235, #1183533).


Update the affected glibc / glibc-common / nscd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81103

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/30

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:glibc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:nscd, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/29

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0235

BID: 72325

OSVDB: 117579