[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR4 4.1.12 on OL6 and OL7 (ELSA-2016-3635)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Fri Nov 4 04:53:15 PDT 2016

Synopsis: ELSA-2016-3635 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2016-1583

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2016-3635.


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack running UEKR4 4.1.12 on
OL6 and OL7 install these updates.

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


* Improve fix for Permission bypass when checking credentials for fs accesses.

An incorrect backport of the fix can result in a kernel error when
attempting to access another processes pagemep in proc.

* CVE-2016-1583: Privilege escalation in eCryptfs.

eCryptfs was incorrectly trying to use the mmap() file operation on lower
filesystem that may not support it.  A local, unprivileged user could use
this flaw to cause a denial-of-service through recursive faults or
potentially escalate privileges.


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

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