[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-3108)
Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux
el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Dec 18 10:40:39 PST 2014
Synopsis: ELSA-2014-3108 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2012-6657 CVE-2014-5471 CVE-2014-5472 CVE-2014-9090 CVE-2014-9322
Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2014-3108.
INSTALLING THE UPDATES
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-2014-9090, CVE-2014-9322: Denial-of-service in double-fault handling on bad stack segment.
A flaw when handling double faults associated with the stack segment
register could lead to a kernel panic. A local, unprivileged user could
use this flaw via the modify_ldt() system call to cause a
* CVE-2012-6657: Kernel crash with keepalive on raw TCP sockets.
Its possible to use RAW sockets to get a crash in
tcp_set_keepalive() / sk_reset_timer() when attempting
to set TCP keepalive on a RAW socket.
* CVE-2014-5471, CVE-2014-5472: Privilege escalation in ISO filesystem implementation.
The parse_rock_ridge_inode_internal() function in the ISO filesystem driver
does not correctly check relocated directories when processing Rock Ridge
child link tags. An attacker with physical access to the system could use a
specially crafted ISO image to cause a denial of service or, potentially,
escalate their privileges.
Ksplice support is available at ksplice-support_ww at oracle.com.
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