OracleVM 3.3 : glibc (OVMSA-2015-0055)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82983


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 invalid file descriptor reuse while sending DNS query (#1207995, CVE-2013-7423).

- Fix buffer overflow in gethostbyname_r with misaligned buffer (#1209375, CVE-2015-1781).

- Enhance nscd to detect any configuration file changes (#1194149).


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82983

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0055.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/04/22

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:UR

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2015-1781

BID: 72844, 74255

OSVDB: 117751, 121105