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How to Patch the BDA for Linux Related Vulnerabilities Using Official Oracle Linux rpms on OL6 and OL7 (Doc ID 2368311.1)

Last updated on JULY 23, 2021

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software
Linux x86-64


Oracle supports customers updating any vulnerabilities within the parameters specified by the MOS note (Doc id 2132520.1 - Guidelines for software/security patching on BDA).

The note here provides details on how to patch the BDA for Linux related vulnerabilities using official Oracle Linux rpms.

It not does not cover UEK-Kernel or JDK patching. For vulnerabilities requiring either of those respectively see:




Anyone patching the BDA for Oracle Linux 6 or Oracle Linux 7 related vulnerabilities using official Oracle Linux rpms.


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In this Document
 Known Issues
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Is it ok to apply CPU OS related updates on BDA servers?
 What is the best way to update a list of packages from the security filter?
 Does OS package update require downtime?
 If the UEK kernel can not be updated, why is it ok to update the non-UEK kernel packages?
 The oracle-ofed-release package shows up on some dependency lists. What is that?
 Is it ok to update rdma as as side-effect of updating the oracle-ofed-release package?
 Do all the details here, including upgrading the non-UEK kernel apply to X7-2 or higher server hardware?
 Is it ok to use "--skip-broken" to resolve a dependency on the BDA?
 Important Considerations and Recommendations
 How to upgrade the rdma
 How to upgrade the non-UEK kernel
 Recommendations for package upgrade
 How to Verify if a Fix for Vulnerability or Advisory is Implemented on the BDA
 Verify/Remediate a Specific Vulnerability or Advisory
 Determine the required packages for a specific vulnerability/advisory
 Check for the presence of a specific vulnerability/advisory on the BDA
 Preliminary Steps
 Verify the Security Plugin is Present - OL6 ONLY
 Update Security Information
 Remediate a vulnerability/advisory if present
 Preliminary Steps
 Remediate a CVE
 Remediate an ELSA
 Post remediation steps

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