[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR2 2.6.39 on OL5 and OL6 (ELSA-2019-4689)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Tue Jun 18 05:27:24 PDT 2019

Synopsis: ELSA-2019-4689 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2019-11477 CVE-2019-11478 CVE-2019-11479

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2019-4689.
More information about this errata can be found at


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-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478, CVE-2019-11479: Remote Denial-of-service in TCP stack.

A number of errors in the TCP stack could result in a remotely
triggerable denial of service on links with a small Maximum Segment Size
(MSS).  A remote user could use a maliciously crafted TCP stream to
either panic the system or exhaust resources.

A new sysctl, ksplice_net_ipv4.tcp_min_snd_mss can be used to to adjust
the minimum Maximum Segment Size and defaults to 48 bytes.

Orabug: 29884308, 29890843, 29886601


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

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