[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR4 4.1.12 on OL6 and OL7 (ELSA-2018-4230)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Mon Oct 1 07:43:06 PDT 2018

Synopsis: ELSA-2018-4230 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2018-14634

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2018-4230.


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


* CVE-2018-14634: Privilege escalation in ELF executables.

An integer overflow in the argument setup for a new ELF executable could
result in attacker controlled corruption of the user stack when
executing a SUID binary.  A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw
to gain superuser privileges.

Orabug: 28709994


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

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