Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : policycoreutils (ELSA-2016-2702)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94895


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2702 :

An update for policycoreutils is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. 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 policycoreutils packages contain the core policy utilities required to manage a SELinux environment.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that the sandbox tool provided in policycoreutils was vulnerable to a TIOCSTI ioctl attack. A specially crafted program executed via the sandbox command could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands in the context of the parent shell, escaping the sandbox. (CVE-2016-7545)


Update the affected policycoreutils packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94895

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2702.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/15

Modified: 2017/01/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:U/RC:U

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:policycoreutils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:policycoreutils-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:policycoreutils-gui, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:policycoreutils-newrole, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:policycoreutils-python, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:policycoreutils-restorecond, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:policycoreutils-sandbox, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, 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: 2016/11/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7545

OSVDB: 144760

RHSA: 2016:2702