[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (CVE-2016-0728 for UEK release 3)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Wed Jan 20 05:49:18 PST 2016

Synopsis: CVE-2016-0728 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2016-0728

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against CVE-2016-0728.


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-2016-0728: Privilege escalation in session keyrings.

A reference count imbalance with session keyrings could result in a
use-after-free condition.  A local, unprivileged user could use this
flaw to crash the system or gain arbitrary code execution in the kernel.


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

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