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: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 4/22/2015

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/21/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/24/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 72844, 74255