[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2015-0783-1)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Apr 9 02:08:17 PDT 2015

Synopsis: ELSA-2015-0783-1 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2014-8159

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2015-0783-1.


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-2014-8159: Privilege escalation in Infiniband userspace access.

Missing sanitization of userspace input to the Infiniband userspace
memory access subsystem could allow a local user with access to the
/dev/infiniband/uverbsX device nodes to crash the system or,
potentially, escalate their privileges on the system.


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

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