[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2015-3078)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Wed Sep 16 17:16:23 PDT 2015

Synopsis: ELSA-2015-3078 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2015-1333 CVE-2015-3212

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2015-3078.


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-2015-1333: Denial-of-service in the keyring subsystem.

A flaw in the keyring subsystem leads to a memory leak when repeatedly
adding the same key to kernel via the add_key() syscall.  A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to exhaust the memory on the system
and cause a denial-of-service.

* CVE-2015-3212: Denial-of-service when processing SCTP ASCONF packets.

Incorrect locking in the SCTP subsystem can trigger memory corruption
and a kernel panic when processing ASCONF packets.


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

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