Oracle Linux 7 : libguestfs (ELSA-2016-2576)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94699


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2576 :

An update for libguestfs and virt-p2v 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.

The libguestfs packages contain a library, which is used for accessing and modifying virtual machine (VM) disk images.

Virt-p2v is a tool for conversion of a physical server to a virtual guest.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
libguestfs (1.32.7), virt-p2v (1.32.7). (BZ#1218766)

Security Fix(es) :

* An integer conversion flaw was found in the way OCaml's String handled its length. Certain operations on an excessively long String could trigger a buffer overflow or result in an information leak.

Note: The libguestfs packages in this advisory were rebuilt with a fixed version of OCaml to address this issue.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected libguestfs packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94699

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2576.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/11

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:libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-gfs2, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-gobject, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-gobject-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-gobject-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-inspect-icons, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-java, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-java-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-man-pages-ja, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-man-pages-uk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-rescue, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-rsync, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-tools-c, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-xfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:lua-guestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-libguestfs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perl-Sys-Guestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ruby-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:virt-dib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:virt-v2v, 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: 2016/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8869

OSVDB: 137809

RHSA: 2016:2576