[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2016-0450-1)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Mar 17 05:27:46 PDT 2016

Synopsis: ELSA-2016-0450-1 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2013-2596

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2016-0450-1.


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


* CVE-2013-2596: Privilege escalation in video frame buffer driver.

Integer overflow in the fb_mmap() function allows local users to create a
read-write memory mapping for the entirety of kernel memory, and
consequently gain privileges, via crafted /dev/graphics/fb0 mmap2 system


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

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