[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2016-3529)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Tue Mar 29 14:34:49 PDT 2016

Synopsis: ELSA-2016-3529 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2016-3157

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Security Advisory, ELSA-2016-3529.


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-2016-3157: Xen I/O port access privilege escalation in x86-64.

User mode processes not supposed to be able to access I/O ports may
be granted such permission, potentially resulting in one or more of
in-guest privilege escalation, guest crashes (Denial of Service), or
in-guest information leaks.

* BUG in HugeTLB filesystem file truncation and fallocate hole punch.

Improper handling of offset in the HugeTLB filesystem can cause a BUG
during file truncation or using the fallocate hole punch operation.


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

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