[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR2 2.6.39 on OL5 and OL6 (ELSA-2018-4250)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Tue Oct 16 08:59:18 PDT 2018

Synopsis: ELSA-2018-4250 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2018-16658 CVE-2018-7492

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2018-4250.


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-2018-16658: Information leak in CD-ROM status ioctl.

An incorrect bounds check in the CD-ROM driver could allow an
out-of-bounds access and kernel information leak to an unprivileged

* CVE-2018-7492: Denial-of-service when setting options for RDS over Infiniband socket.

A missing check when setting RDS_GET_MR option for RDS over Infiniband
socket could lead to a NULL pointer dereference. A local attacker could
use this flaw to cause a denial-of-service.


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

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