[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2016-3587)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Sat Jul 30 01:44:58 PDT 2016

Synopsis: ELSA-2016-3587 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2016-2117 CVE-2016-6197 CVE-2016-6198

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2016-3587.


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.

* CVE-2016-6197, CVE-2016-6198: Denial-of-service in OverlayFS on XFS.

Missing verification could result in a kernel crash for an OverlayFS
filesystem on XFS during unlink or renaming.  Additionally, incorrect
handling of hard links could result in a kernel crash during renaming.


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

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