Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : docker-engine (ELSA-2015-3085)

high Nessus Plugin ID 86395


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Oracle Linux 6 / 7 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2015-3085 advisory.

- Docker Engine before 1.8.3 and CS Docker Engine before 1.6.2-CS7 do not use a globally unique identifier to store image layers, which makes it easier for attackers to poison the image cache via a crafted image in pull or push commands. (CVE-2014-8178)

- Docker Engine before 1.8.3 and CS Docker Engine before 1.6.2-CS7 does not properly validate and extract the manifest object from its JSON representation during a pull, which allows attackers to inject new attributes in a JSON object and bypass pull-by-digest validation. (CVE-2014-8179)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected docker-engine package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86395

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-3085.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/15/2015

Updated: 5/3/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-8179


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:docker-engine

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/11/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8178, CVE-2014-8179