[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-3067)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Tue Aug 12 05:33:50 PDT 2014

Synopsis: ELSA-2014-3067 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2014-0181 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-2014-3067.


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-2014-4667: 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

* CVE-2014-0181: Incorrect namespace permission check in netlink sockets.

The kernel uses an incorrect set of permissions when querying netlink sockets
from different namespaces, allowing unprivileged users to disclose information
about networking in privileged namespaces.

* 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.


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

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