[El-errata] Important update available for CVE-2014-0196 via Ksplice

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu May 15 15:01:32 PDT 2014

Synopsis: Early update for local privilege escalation in TTY driver:

An update that fixes CVE-2014-0196 is now available through
Ksplice for your kernel.


* CVE-2014-0196: Pseudo TTY device write buffer handling race.

A race in how the pseudo ttyp (pty) device handled device writes when
two threads/processes wrote to the same pty, the buffer end could be
overwritten. An attacker could use this to cause a denial-of-service or
gain root privileges.


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


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

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