[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2015-0164-1)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Feb 12 08:02:34 PST 2015

Synopsis: ELSA-2015-0164-1 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2014-7822

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2015-0164-1.


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-2014-7822: Incorrect parameter validation in splice() system call.

An incorrect parameter validation in the splice() system call could allow
a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to write past the maximum
file size, and thus crash the system.


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

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