Oracle Linux 7 : rest (ELSA-2015-2237)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87031


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:2237 :

Updated rest packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The rest library was designed to make it easier to access web services that claim to be RESTful. A RESTful service should have URLs that represent remote objects, which methods can then be called on.

It was found that the OAuth implementation in librest, a helper library for RESTful services, incorrectly truncated the pointer returned by the rest_proxy_call_get_url call. An attacker could use this flaw to crash an application using the librest library.

All users of rest are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, all applications using librest must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected rest packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87031

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-2237.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/24

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:rest, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:rest-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2675

OSVDB: 119124

RHSA: 2015:2237