Oracle Linux 7 : ocaml (ELSA-2016-1296)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91799


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1296 :

An update for ocaml is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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

OCaml is a high-level, strongly-typed, functional, and object-oriented programming language from the ML family of languages. The ocaml packages contain two batch compilers (a fast bytecode compiler and an optimizing native-code compiler), an interactive top level system, parsing tools (Lex, Yacc, Camlp4), a replay debugger, a documentation generator, and a comprehensive library.

Security Fix(es) :

* OCaml versions 4.02.3 and earlier have a runtime bug that, on 64-bit platforms, causes size arguments to internal memmove calls to be sign-extended from 32- to 64-bits before being passed to the memmove function. This leads to arguments between 2GiB and 4GiB being interpreted as larger than they are (specifically, a bit below 2^64), causing a buffer overflow. Further, arguments between 4GiB and 6GiB are interpreted as 4GiB smaller than they should be, causing a possible information leak. (CVE-2015-8869)


Update the affected ocaml packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91799

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1296.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/24

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 9.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-camlp4, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-camlp4-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-compiler-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-docs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-emacs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-labltk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-labltk-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-ocamldoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-runtime, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-source, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-x11, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8869

OSVDB: 137809

RHSA: 2016:1296