[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2014-3043)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Mon Jun 23 05:15:01 PDT 2014

Synopsis: ELSA-2014-3043 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2013-6378 CVE-2014-0203 CVE-2014-1737 CVE-2014-1738 CVE-2014-1874

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2014-3043.


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-2013-6378: Denial-of-service in Marvell 8xxx Libertas WLAN driver.

Incorrect validation of user supplied data in the Marvell 8xxx Libertas
WLAN driver could allow a privileged user to trigger an invalid pointer
dereference and crash the system.

* CVE-2014-1874: Denial-of-service in SELinux on empty security context.

Incorrect input validation in the SELinux subsystem could lead to a NULL
pointer dereference. A local, privileged user could use this flaw to cause
a denial-of-service.

* CVE-2014-0203: Memory corruption on listing procfs symbolic links.

The symbolic link walking function didn't properly terminate it's return
value which could lead to excessive freeing of memory and consequent memory
corruption. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system.

* 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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