Oracle Linux 6 : libguestfs (ELSA-2017-0564)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99061
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0564 :
An update for libguestfs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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.
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 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Technical Notes linked from the References section.
SolutionUpdate the affected libguestfs packages.