[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELBA-2016-3524)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Wed Mar 9 09:16:27 PST 2016

Synopsis: ELBA-2016-3524 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-2016-3524.


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack on EL 5 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


* Use-after-free in the ext4 filesystem on asynchronous direct I/O write.

A freed pointer was not properly reset to NULL in the ext4 filesystem when
doing asynchronous direct I/O writes, leading to a double-free on certain
conditions.  A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a


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

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