[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR6 5.4.17 on OL7 and OL8 (ELSA-2022-9409)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Mon May 23 12:55:14 UTC 2022

Synopsis: ELSA-2022-9409 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2022-1729

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Security Advisory, ELSA-2022-9409.
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


* CVE-2022-1729: Privilege escalation in Performance Events due to improper locking.

Improper locking in the Performance Events implementation when opening
and associating a performance event to a task/CPU could result in a race
condition. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw for privilege

Orabug: 34172709


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

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