1.2 About Ksplice Uptrack

1.2.1 Supported Kernels

The Ksplice Uptrack software client allows you to apply the latest kernel security errata for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) without halting the system or restarting any applications. Ksplice Uptrack applies the update patches in the background with a negligible impact, usually consisting of a pause of at most a few milliseconds. You can use Ksplice Uptrack and still upgrade your kernel using your usual mechanism, such as by running yum.

Ksplice Uptrack is freely available for Oracle Linux customers that subscribe to Oracle Linux Premier Support. If you are an Oracle Linux Basic, Basic Limited, or Network Support subscriber, contact your sales representatives to discuss a potential upgrade of your subscription to a Premier Support plan.

1.2.1 Supported Kernels

You can use Ksplice Uptrack to bring the following Oracle Linux kernels up to date with the latest important security and bug fix patches:

  • All Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel versions for Oracle Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 6 starting with 2.6.32-100.28.9 (released March 16, 2011).

  • All Oracle Linux 6 kernels starting with the official release.

  • All Oracle Linux 5 Red Hat Compatible Kernels starting with Oracle Linux 5.4 (2.6.18-164.el5, released September 9, 2009).

  • All Oracle Linux 5 Red Hat Compatible Kernels with bug fixes added by Oracle starting with Oracle Linux 5.6 (2.6.18-, released January 22, 2011).

To confirm whether a particular kernel is supported, install the Uptrack client on a system that is running the kernel.

If you have a question about supported kernels, send e-mail to ksplice-support_ww@oracle.com.