[Ksplice][Fedora-17-updates] New updates available via Ksplice (FEDORA-2012-15656)

Samson Yeung samson.yeung at oracle.com
Wed Oct 10 14:08:58 PDT 2012

Synopsis: FEDORA-2012-15656 can now be patched using Ksplice

Systems running Fedora 17 can now use Ksplice to patch against the
latest Fedora kernel update, FEDORA-2012-15656.


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


* Deadlock in VFS file renaming.

A deadlock can be triggered in the VFS subsystem when renaming files.

* Integer overflow in Verity block driver.

An integer overflow can occur when mounting Verity volumes.

* Deadlock in TTY driver.

Invalid locking can cause a deadlock when attempting to
query the state of the keyboard LEDs.

* Kernel panic in TTY driver.

An invalid assumption in the TTY driver can lead to a kernel
panic (BUG_ON).

* Kernel panic in Broadcom wireless driver.

A kernel panic can be triggered when unloading the legacy
Broadcom wireless driver and no firmware is present.

* Kernel panic in coredumping.

A unprivileged user can cause a double-free when constructing a
coredump under low-memory conditions.

* Use-after-free in IP over Infiniband.

A use-after-condition condition can be triggered when processing
multicast IP packets over an Infiniband device.

* Use-after-free in Infiniband RDMA driver.

A use-after-free condition triggered when releasing packets in the
Infiniband RDMA driver.


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

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