[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2015-3107)
Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux
el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Fri Dec 11 14:37:00 PST 2015
Synopsis: ELSA-2015-3107 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2015-5307 CVE-2015-8104
Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2015-3107.
INSTALLING THE UPDATES
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-2015-5307: KVM host denial-of-service in alignment check.
A guest could cause a denial-of-service on a KVM host by triggering an
infinite stream of alignment check exceptions and causing the processor
microcode to enter an infinite loop. A privileged user in a guest could
use this flaw to crash the host.
* CVE-2015-8104: KVM host denial-of-service in debug exception.
A guest could cause a denial-of-service on a KVM host by triggering a
debug exception to fire during an existing debug exception. This could
cause the host to get trapped in an infinite loop causing a
denial-of-service. A privileged user in a guest could use this flaw to
crash the host.
Ksplice support is available at ksplice-support_ww at oracle.com.
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