[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR3 3.8.13 on OL6 and OL7 (ELSA-2020-5968)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Dec 10 18:33:46 PST 2020

Synopsis: ELSA-2020-5968 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2020-10769

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2020-5968.
More information about this errata can be found at


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack running UEKR3 3.8.13 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-2020-10769: Out-of-bounds memory access in authenticated encryption key parsing.

A logic error when reading unaligned keys for authenticated encryption can lead
to an integer underflow and result in a out-of-bounds memory access, leading to
a kernel crash. A local user could use this flaw to cause a denial-of-service.

Orabug: 31535530


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

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