[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (CVE-2013-2224)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Wed Aug 7 21:29:56 PDT 2013

Synopsis: CVE-2013-2224 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2013-2224

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle kernel update, CVE-2013-2224.


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack on EL 5 install these

On systems that have "autoinstall = yes" in /etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf,
these updates will be installed automatically and you do not need to
take any action.

Alternatively, you can install these updates by running:

# /usr/sbin/uptrack-upgrade -y


* CVE-2013-2224: Denial of service in sendmsg().

An invalid free used while sending a message with the sendmsg(2) call with
IP_RETOPTS set could lead to a kernel crash.  This could be exploited by a
malicious user to cause a denial of service or possibly allow arbitrary code


Ksplice support is available at ksplice-support_ww at oracle.com.

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