[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR2 2.6.39 on OL5 and OL6 (ELSA-2018-4145)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Jun 21 23:57:25 PDT 2018

Synopsis: ELSA-2018-4145 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2016-2384 CVE-2016-2543 CVE-2016-2544 CVE-2016-2545 CVE-2016-2547 CVE-2016-2548 CVE-2016-2549 CVE-2018-3665

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2018-4145.


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-2016-2384: Privilege escalation in USB MIDI device driver.

The USB MIDI device driver does not correctly free memory when failing
to initialize an endpoint which can cause a use-after-free condition. A
local unprivileged user can use this flaw to trigger kernel code

Orabug: 22876528

* CVE-2016-2543: Denial-of-service in ALSA SNDRV_SEQ_IOCTL_REMOVE_EVENTS ioctl().

A missing NULL pointer check in the SNDRV_SEQ_IOCTL_REMOVE_EVENTS
ioctl() handler could result in a NULL pointer dereference and kernel
crash.  A local user with access to an ALSA device could use this flaw
to crash the system.

Orabug: 22876528

* CVE-2016-2544, CVE-2016-2545, CVE-2016-2547, CVE-2016-2548: Use-after-free in ALSA sequencer timers.

Multiple flaws could result in a use-after-free when adding and removing
timers in the ALSA sequencer.  A local user with access to the device
could use this flaw to crash the system, or potentially escalate

Orabug: 22876528

* CVE-2016-2549: Denial-of-service in ALSA timer management.

Incorrect timer reprogramming in the ALSA subsystem could result in
deadlock.  A local user with access to the device could use this flaw to
cause a denial-of-service.

Orabug: 22876528

* CVE-2018-3665: Information leak in floating point registers.

An information leak from floating point registers when lazy FPU context
switching was performed could allow a malicious local user to gain
access to sensitive information across process boundaries.


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

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