[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-3049)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Jul 24 19:58:48 PDT 2014

Synopsis: ELSA-2014-3049 can now be patched using Ksplice

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2014-3049.


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


* Kernel deadlock on network interface renaming.

A race condition that occurs when the kernel is renaming a network
interface and userland invokes a SIOCGIFNAME or SO_BINDTODEVICE ioctl
can cause a kernel deadlock.  This could be used by a privileged user
to cause a denial-of-service.


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

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