Scientific Linux Security Update : ocaml on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92031


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


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 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92031

File Name: sl_20160623_ocaml_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/13

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8869