[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR2 2.6.39 on OL5 and OL6 (ELSA-2020-5532)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Wed Feb 12 09:34:38 PST 2020

Synopsis: ELSA-2020-5532 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2019-15916

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2020-5532.
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-2019-15916: Denial-of-service when registering a kobject associated to a net device.

A missing free of resources when registering a kobject for a net device
fails could lead to a memory leak. A local attacker could use this flaw
to exhaust kernel memory and cause a denial-of-service.

Orabug: 30350265


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

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