[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-0433-1)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Sat Apr 26 04:34:47 PDT 2014

Synopsis: ELSA-2014-0433-1 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2012-6638 CVE-2013-2888

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2014-0433-1.


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-2012-6638: Denial-of-service in TCP's SYN+FIN messages.

TCP's SYN+FIN messages had an issue where an attacker could cuase a
denial-of-service via a flood for SYN+FIN TCP packets.

* CVE-2013-2888: Kernel memory corruption flaw via oversize HID report id.

The Human Interface Device (HID) code is vulnerable to a memory
corruption flaw. An attacker could use this to crash the system
resulting in a denial-of-service or could elevate privileges.

* Panic in GFS2 filesystem locking code.

If a readpage operation attempted to take a lock that was already held
elsewhere, a kernel panic would occur.

* NULL pointer dereference in IUCV code.

In certain circumstances while establishing a connection, the Inter User
Communication Vehicle (IUCV) code would dereference a NULL pointer which
an attacker could use to cause a denial-of-service.

* Soft lockup as a result of a race in SUNRPC.

The functions rpc_wake_up_task and rpc_wake_up_status have a race where
threads running the functions could trigger a soft lockup which an
attacker could use to cause a denial-of-service.


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

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