[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELBA-2013-2579)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Sun Oct 27 08:28:54 PDT 2013

Synopsis: ELBA-2013-2579 can now be patched using Ksplice

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle kernel update, ELBA-2013-2579.


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


* Deadlock in software RAID subsystem.

Fix a deadlock in the software RAID subsystem caused by attempting
recurse back into the request queue.

* Incorrect audit messages with no security module enabled.

Incorrect error checking could result in an erroneous error message
causing auditd to panic the system under strict security guidelines.

* Race condition in kdump on panic.

A race condition in the panic handler could cause kdump to fail.  This
would make it impossible to collect a coredump and diagnose the original


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

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