[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-3037)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Sat Jun 7 11:24:32 PDT 2014

Synopsis: ELSA-2014-3037 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2014-3153

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2014-3037.


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-2014-3153: Local privilege escalation in futex requeueing.

Invalid parameters to the futex() syscall may break assumptions made in
the kernel and would leave dangling pointers that could be exploited
to gain root privileges.


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

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