Scientific Linux Security Update : libguestfs and virt-p2v on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95843


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


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).

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. (CVE-2015-8869)

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

Additional Changes :


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95843

File Name: sl_20161103_libguestfs_and_virt_p2v_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2016/12/15

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: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8869