Scientific Linux Security Update : libguestfs on SL6.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99219


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99219

File Name: sl_20170321_libguestfs_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/06

Modified: 2017/04/06

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: 2017/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8869