[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for RHCK 8 (ELSA-2020-3016)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Oct 15 10:41:13 PDT 2020

Synopsis: ELSA-2020-3016 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2020-12888

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2020-3016.
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-2020-12888: Denial-of-service when accessing PCI memory through VFIO.

The VFIO PCI driver can allow users to access disabled PCI memory
regions in certain scenarios, which can lead to a system crash on
some platforms.  This flaw could be exploited by a local attacker
to cause a denial-of-service both directly from the host via a
userspace device driver, or from a guest VM that uses VFIO passthrough.


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

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