[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.
INSTALLING THE UPDATES
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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