[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-3068)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Mon Aug 11 12:31:19 PDT 2014

Synopsis: ELSA-2014-3068 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2014-4667 CVE-2014-5077

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2014-3068.


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-2014-5077: Remote denial-of-service in SCTP on simultaneous connections.

Linux kernel built with the support for Stream Control Transmission
Protocol is vulnerable to a NULL pointer dereference flaw. It could occur
when simultaneous new connections are initiated between the same pair of
hosts. A remote user/program could use this flaw to crash the system kernel
resulting in denial-of-service.

* CVE-2014-4667: Denial-of-service in SCTP stack when unpacking a COOKIE_ECHO chunk.

Incorrect reference counting in the error path of sctp_unpack_cookie()
could corrupt the backlog reference counter, preventing any future SCTP
association. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a


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

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