[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2016-3595)
Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux
el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Tue Aug 16 01:25:50 PDT 2016
Synopsis: ELSA-2016-3595 can now be patched using Ksplice
Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2016-3595.
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-2016-5696: Session hijacking in TCP connections.
A logic error in the core TCP subsystem can allow attackers to easily
guess secret information and inject arbitrary packets into a TCP stream.
* Kernel crash in OCFS2 disk write and journal race.
A race condition between the JBD2 journal thread and OCFS2 disk writes
could result in triggering a kernel assertion and crashing the system
under specific conditions.
Ksplice support is available at ksplice-support_ww at oracle.com.
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