[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-3011)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Fri Feb 14 17:35:29 PST 2014

Synopsis: ELSA-2014-3011 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2013-2929 CVE-2013-7263 CVE-2013-7265

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2014-3011.


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-2013-7263, CVE-2013-7265: Information leak in IPv4, IPv6 and PhoNet socket

The IPv4, IPv6 and PhoNet recvmsg(2) ioctls do not initialise the length a
network address causing the contents of kernel memory to be disclosed to
userspace under certain circumstances.

* CVE-2013-2929: Incorrect permissions check in ptrace with dropped privileges.

The ptrace subsystem incorrectly checked the state of the fs.suid_dumpable
sysctl allowing a user to ptrace attach to a process if it had dropped
privileges to that user.


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

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