[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELBA-2016-3581)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Tue Jul 5 00:24:06 PDT 2016

Synopsis: ELBA-2016-3581 can now be patched using Ksplice

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle kernel update, ELBA-2016-3581.


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


* Reduced kernel entropy when using hardware random generators.

A logic error in the /dev/random driver causes only the first 8 bytes of
the input buffer to be filled with the random bytes instead of the full
buffer when using a hardware random generator.


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

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