[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-3018)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Fri Apr 18 08:43:32 PDT 2014

Synopsis: ELSA-2014-3018 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2014-2851

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2014-3018.


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack on EL 6 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-2014-2851: Privilege escalation in IPv4 ping sockets.

Incorrect reference counting could result in an integer overflow causing
a use-after-free condition and crashing the kernel, or possible
escalating privileges.


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

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