[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2016-3588)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Sat Jul 30 01:44:54 PDT 2016

Synopsis: ELSA-2016-3588 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2016-2117

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2016-3588.


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-2016-2117: Information leak in Atheros ATL2 transmission.

The Atheros ATL2 driver advertised features that weren't supported by
the hardware and this could result in a buffer overflow, leaking the
contents of kernel memory into transmitted packets.

* Use-after-free when updating networking neighbors.

Incorrect locking in the generic networking subsystem can trigger a
use-after-free condition when updating stale network neighbor
information. This flaw can trigger kernel memory corruption.


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

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