1.4 About Software Errata

Oracle releases important changes to the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM software as individual package updates, known as errata. These package updates are made available for download on ULN before they are gathered into a release or distributed through the _patch channel.

Errata packages can contain the following:

  • Security advisories, which have names prefixed by ELSA-* (for Oracle Linux) and OVMSA-* (for Oracle VM).

  • Bug fix advisories, which have names prefixed by ELBA-* and OVMBA-*.

  • Feature enhancement advisories, which have names prefixed by ELEA-* and OVMEA-*.

To be notified when new errata packages are released, you can subscribe to the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM errata mailing lists at https://oss.oracle.com/mailman/listinfo/el-errata and https://oss.oracle.com/mailman/listinfo/oraclevm-errata.

If you are logged into ULN, you can also subscribe to these mailing lists by following the Subscribe to Enterprise Linux Errata mailing list and Subscribe to Oracle VM Errata mailing list links that are provided on the Errata tab.

Oracle publishes a complete list of errata made available on ULN at https://linux.oracle.com/errata. You can also see a published listing of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) and explore their details and status at https://linux.oracle.com/cve.