Oracle Linux patches for Meltdown and Spectre information

Oracle Linux

Shown are the latest kernel versions as of the 9th of January which have Meltdown and Spectre patches.

Kernel versions can be found when running the `uname -r` command.

After the kernel is installed one can find the kernel/packages changelog and security info with the following commands and see in the page table isolation has been activated:

# yum updateinfo list
# yum updateinfo list cves
# yum updateinfo list kernel-uek
# yum updateinfo list --sec-severity=Important
# yum updateinfo info --sec-severity=Important
CVE-2017-1000407 Important/Sec. kernel-uek-4.1.12-112.14.13.el7uek.x86_64

# dmesg | grep isolation
[ 0.000000] Kernel/User page tables isolation: enabled

# rpm -q --changelog kernel | egrep 'CVE-2017-5715|CVE-2017-5753|CVE-2017-5754'
# rpm -q --changelog kernel-uek | egrep 'CVE-2017-5715|CVE-2017-5753|CVE-2017-5754'

Oracle Linux version 6

Kernel: 2.6.32-696.18.7 (errata: ELSA-2018-0008), 2018-01-04.

Kernel-uek: 4.1.12-112.14.10 (errata: ELSA-2018-4006), 2018-01-09.

Oracle Linux version 7

Kernel: 3.10.0-693.11.6 (errata: ELSA-2018-0007), 2018-01-04.

Kernel-uek: 4.1.12-112.14.10 (errata: ELSA-2018-4006), 2018-01-04.

Oracle VM version 3.4

Xen: 4.4.4-155.0.12.el6 (errata: OVMSA-2018-0006), 2018-01-08.

Unbreakable Linux Network CVE repository

Next links are to the Meltdown and Spectre descriptions described in the Oracle Linux CVE repository.

Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754)

Spectre (CVE-2017-5715 / CVE-2017-5753)


Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Bulletins


I don’t have any information or data on performance impact yet…

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4 Responses to Oracle Linux patches for Meltdown and Spectre information

  1. Leo says:

    Clusterware/ASM not starting after upgrading to:

  2. Ken says:

    Any patches for OL6 running UEK3?

    • Ian Hoogeboom says:

      Patches should come automatically with `yum update`.
      With `yum updateinfo list | grep ELSA` you can check for new updates on the ELSA notes if there are update on Specte/Meltdown.

      Regards, Ian.

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