[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for Oracle Enhanced RHCK 5 (ELSA-2019-4732)
Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux
el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Mon Oct 7 15:21:46 PDT 2019
Synopsis: ELSA-2019-4732 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2018-12126 CVE-2018-12127 CVE-2018-12130 CVE-2019-11091
Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2019-4732.
More information about this errata can be found at
INSTALLING THE UPDATES
We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack running Oracle Enhanced
RHCK 5 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-2019-11091, CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2018-12127: Microarchitectural Data Sampling.
A hardware vulnerability on various Intel x86 processors can allow a process to
speculatively access privileged information stored in CPU microarchitectural
buffers. A local user or guest VM could use this flaw to learn information
about the host kernel or hypervisor and use this to facilitate a further attack.
Updated microcode is required for the mitigation to be effective, please see
the output of /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/mds to determine whether
the microcode supports the mitigation.
This update does not mitigate the vulnerability when SMT is in use. SMT can be
disabled with the following command:
echo off > /sys/devices/system/cpu/smt/control
Ksplice support is available at ksplice-support_ww at oracle.com.
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