[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for RHCK 6 (ELSA-2019-2473)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Aug 15 06:44:36 PDT 2019

Synopsis: ELSA-2019-2473 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2017-17805 CVE-2018-17972 CVE-2019-1125 CVE-2019-5489

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2019-2473.
More information about this errata can be found at


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack running RHCK 6 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-2019-5489: Information leak in the mincore() syscall implementation.

Missing checks in the mincore() syscall could let a local attacker
observes page cache access patterns on other process in the system and
lead to an information leak.

* CVE-2018-17972: Information leak in /proc kernel stack dumps.

A failure to restrict accessing /proc/self/task/*/stack to only
root could allow an unprivileged user to get information about the
stack and its contents on another process.

* CVE-2017-17805: Denial-of-service in SALSA20 block cipher.

Incorrect handling of zero length buffers could result in an invalid
pointer dereference and kernel crash.  A local, unprivileged user could
use this flaw to crash the system, or potentially, escalate privileges.

* CVE-2019-1125: Information leak in kernel entry code when swapping GS.

A local attacker could speculatively access percpu data using a user
defined GS and leak information about running kernel to facilitate an


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

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