[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELSA-2016-3619)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Fri Sep 23 13:14:36 PDT 2016

Synopsis: ELSA-2016-3619 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2016-4997 CVE-2016-4998

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2016-3619.


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack on EL 7 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


* 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-2016-4997, CVE-2016-4998: Privilege escalation in the Netfilter driver.

Incomplete input validation when processing Netfilter xtables entries could
lead to out of bounds memory read and write.  An unprivileged user inside a
container could use this flaw to cause a denial-of-service or elevate


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

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