[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR2 2.6.39 on OL5 and OL6 (ELSA-2017-3633)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Oct 26 03:59:08 PDT 2017

Synopsis: ELSA-2017-3633 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2017-1000111 CVE-2017-11176 CVE-2017-7542

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2017-3633.


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack running UEKR2 2.6.39 on
OL5 and OL6 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


* CVE-2017-1000111: Privilege escalation when setting options on AF_PACKET socket.

A missing locking when setting options on AF_PACKET socket could lead to
an out-of-bounds access. A local attacker with CAP_NET_RAW capability,
or on a system with unprivileged namespace enabled, could use this flaw
to cause a denial-of-service or execute arbitrary code.

* CVE-2017-7542: Buffer overflow when parsing IPV6 fragments header.

An incorrect data type when parsing IPV6 fragments header could lead to
a buffer overflow and to an infinite loop. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to cause a denial-of-service.

* CVE-2017-11176: Use-after-free in message queue notify syscall.

A race condition when closing a message queue file descriptor could
cause the memory for the associated socket to be freed twice, corrupting
memory or causing a denial-of-service.


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

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