[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for RHCK 8 (ELSA-2020-5473)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Wed Dec 23 10:33:01 PST 2020

Synopsis: ELSA-2020-5473 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2020-16166 CVE-2020-25645

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2020-5473.
More information about this errata can be found at


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack running RHCK 8 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-2020-25645: Possible information leak between encrypted geneve endpoints.

A logic error may end up inadvertently transmitting data between two
geneve endpoints unencrypted. This may allow unintended parties to view
confidential network data.

Orabug: 32014099

* CVE-2020-16166: Confidentiality vulnerability in the generation of the device ID.

A flaw in the generation of the device ID from the network RNG could
result in a potential issue allowing remote attackers to make
observations that help to obtain sensitive information about
the internal state of the network RNG and compromise the data

Orabug: 31867433


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

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