Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ELSA-2016-3519 Important Oracle Linux 6 Unbreakable Enterprise kernel security update

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2016-3519

The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 6 have been uploaded to the
Unbreakable Linux Network:

Description of changes:

  • [3.8.13-118.3.2.el6uek]
    • - x86/nmi/64: Use DF to avoid userspace RSP confusing nested NMI detection (Andy Lutomirski)  [Orabug: 22742507]  {CVE-2015-5157}
    • - x86/nmi/64: Reorder nested NMI checks (Andy Lutomirski)  [Orabug: 22742507]  {CVE-2015-5157}
    • - x86/nmi/64: Improve nested NMI comments (Andy Lutomirski)  [Orabug: 22742507]  {CVE-2015-5157}
    • - x86/nmi/64: Switch stacks on userspace NMI entry (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 22742507]  {CVE-2015-5157}
    • - x86/paravirt: Replace the paravirt nop with a bona fide empty function (Andy Lutomirski)  [Orabug: 22742507]  {CVE-2015-5157}

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