[Ksplice][Fedora-17-updates] New updates available via Ksplice (FEDORA-2012-15317)

Phil Turnbull phil.turnbull at oracle.com
Mon Oct 8 09:58:08 PDT 2012

Synopsis: FEDORA-2012-15317 can now be patched using Ksplice

Systems running Fedora 17 can now use Ksplice to patch against the
latest Fedora kernel update, FEDORA-2012-15317.


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack on Fedora 17 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


* Logic error in NFSv4 server.

A logic error in the NFSv4 server implementation can cause malformed NFS
open requests to be considered valid.

* Use-after-free in Bluetooth SMP.

A use-after-free condition can be triggered when a Bluetooth device
fails pairing using the Security Manager Protocol.

* Kernel hang in device probing.

The kernel can hang when probing devices in parallel on a single
CPU machine.

* NULL pointer dereference on remote control device removal.

Under certain circumstances, removing a USB remote control can cause
the lirc daemon to dereference a NULL pointer leading to a kernel oops.

* NULL pointer dereference in NFS file unlinking.

A NULL pointer dereference can be triggered when a client unlinks a
file on an NFS share.

* Memory corruption in VMware graphics driver.

A heap buffer-overflow can be triggered in the VMware graphics driver
via the VMW_FENCE_EVENT ioctl.


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

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