[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR6 5.4.17 on OL7 and OL8 (ELSA-2020-5792)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Fri Jul 31 11:57:08 PDT 2020

Synopsis: ELSA-2020-5792 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2020-15780

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2020-5792.
More information about this errata can be found at


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack running UEKR6 5.4.17 on
OL7 and OL8 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


* Race condition when sending IB subnet MAD causes denial-of-service.

When allocating an Infiniband management diagram packet for the
Infiniband subnet manager, the request data might be freed before the
diagram is fully transmitted, resulting in a use-after-free and

Orabug: 31631527

* CVE-2020-15780: SecureBoot bypass through ACPI table loading.

A missing check that the kernel is not locked down when loading ACPI tables
from userspace can allow the root user to escape SecureBoot or a kernel
lock down.

Orabug: 31642981


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

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