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Moderate ocaml security update

* 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)

  • Vendor: Red Hat
  • Vendor ID: RHSA-2017:0565-01
  • Date: March 21, 2017


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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: ocaml security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:0565-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0565.html
Issue date: 2017-03-21
CVE Names: CVE-2015-8869
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1. Summary:

An update for ocaml 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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

OCaml is a high-level, strongly-typed, functional, and object-oriented
programming language from the ML family of languages. The ocaml packages
contain two batch compilers (a fast bytecode compiler and an optimizing
native-code compiler), an interactive top level system, parsing tools (Lex,
Yacc, Camlp4), a replay debugger, a documentation generator, and a
comprehensive library.

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)

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.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1332090 - CVE-2015-8869 ocaml: sizes arguments are sign-extended from 32 to 64 bits

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.src.rpm

i386:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-debuginfo-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-docs-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-emacs-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-labltk-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-labltk-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-ocamldoc-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-runtime-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-source-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-x11-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-debuginfo-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-docs-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-emacs-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-ocamldoc-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-runtime-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-source-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-x11-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-debuginfo-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-docs-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-emacs-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-ocamldoc-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-runtime-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-source-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-x11-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.src.rpm

i386:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-debuginfo-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-docs-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-emacs-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-labltk-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-labltk-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-ocamldoc-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-runtime-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-source-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-x11-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-debuginfo-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-docs-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-emacs-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-ocamldoc-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-runtime-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-source-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm
ocaml-x11-3.11.2-5.el6.ppc64.rpm

x86_64:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-debuginfo-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-docs-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-emacs-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-ocamldoc-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-runtime-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-source-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-x11-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.src.rpm

i386:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-debuginfo-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-docs-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-emacs-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-labltk-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-labltk-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-ocamldoc-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-runtime-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-source-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm
ocaml-x11-3.11.2-5.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
ocaml-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-camlp4-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-debuginfo-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-docs-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-emacs-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-labltk-devel-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-ocamldoc-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-runtime-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-source-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-x11-3.11.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8869
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.9_Release_Notes/index.html
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.9_Technical_Notes/index.html

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert redhat com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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