[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2015-3020)
Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux
el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Tue Mar 31 21:00:29 PDT 2015
Synopsis: ELSA-2015-3020 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2014-8159 CVE-2015-1421 CVE-2015-2150
Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2015-3020.
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-2015-1421: Privilege escalation in SCTP INIT collisions.
Missing reference counting could result in a use-after-free during an
INIT collision when establishing an SCTP socket. A remote attacker
could use this flaw to trigger a denial-of-service or potentially gain
* CVE-2015-2150: Denial-of-service in Xen PCI passthrough devices.
Incorrect restrictions to PCI device configuration could allow a
privileged user in a Xen guest to trigger a fatal NMI in the host. A
privileged, local user could use this flaw to cause a denial-of-service.
* 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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