[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-3041)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Fri Jun 20 11:39:23 PDT 2014

Synopsis: ELSA-2014-3041 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2014-1737 CVE-2014-1738

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2014-3041.


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-2014-1737, CVE-2014-1738: Local privilege escalation in floppy ioctl.

The floppy driver would leak internal memory addresses to userspace,
and would allow unprivileged userspace code to overwrite those
addresses, allowing for a local privilege escalation and gaining
of root.


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

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