[El-errata] No Ksplice updates for UEKR5 4.14.35 on OL7 (ELSA-2022-9198)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Wed Mar 9 21:00:26 UTC 2022

Synopsis: ELSA-2022-9198 cannot be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2021-26341 CVE-2021-26401 CVE-2022-0001 CVE-2022-0002

More information about this errata can be found at


Oracle will not provide a zero downtime update for CVE-2022-0001, CVE-2022-0002, CVE-2021-26401 and CVE-2021-26341.

On the 8th of March 2022, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam
researchers, AMD, Ampere, ARM and Intel jointly reported new security
vulnerabilities based on Branch Target Injection (BTI) (commonly
called Spectre v2 variants).

The reporters recommend disabling unprivileged BPF to mitigate this
vulnerability as well as using generic retpoline even when eIBRS is
available on the platform or on special AMD/Hygon CPUs.

Unprivileged BPF can already be disabled at runtime by setting the
kernel.unprivileged_bpf_disabled sysctl.

If your CPU is affected and is not already using retpoline as the
Spectre V2 mitigation, a reboot into the newest kernel will be
required in order to get the full retpoline mitigations in place.

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

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