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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-8869

OCaml before 4.03.0 does not properly handle sign extensions, which allows remote attackers to conduct buffer overflow attacks or obtain sensitive information as demonstrated by a long string to the String.copy function.
Publish Date : 2016-06-13 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) OverflowObtain Information
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:1296: ocaml security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20161296 unix
RHSA-2016:2576: libguestfs and virt-p2v security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20162576 unix
RHSA-2017:0564: libguestfs security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20170564 unix
RHSA-2017:0565: ocaml security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20170565 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2015-8869

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ocaml Ocaml 4.02.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Opensuse Opensuse 13.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Fedoraproject Fedora 1
Ocaml Ocaml 1
Opensuse Opensuse 1

- References For CVE-2015-8869
GENTOO GLSA-201702-15
MLIST [oss-security] 20160429 Re: buffer overflow and information leak in OCaml < 4.03.0 CONFIRM
BID 89318 OCaml CVE-2015-8869 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2017-10-04
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:2273
MLIST [oss-security] 20160429 buffer overflow and information leak in OCaml < 4.03.0
REDHAT RHSA-2017:0565
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2576
REDHAT RHSA-2017:0564
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:1335
FEDORA FEDORA-2016-1c4e616564

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2015-8869

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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