Reboots are a thing of the past!

Available to Oracle Linux customers with Oracle Linux Premier Support, Oracle Ksplice updates your Oracle Linux kernel with all of the important security patches without needing to reboot.

With rebootless updates, you can:

  • Save time and pain by updating in seconds, while your systems are running.
  • Avoid downtime.
  • Prevent disastrous security incidents by making it easy to stay up to date.

Linux distributions require a reboot about once a month to stay up to date with important kernel security updates. Oracle Ksplice Uptrack allows you to apply the same updates published by your Linux vendor, without rebooting.

What gets patched?

Not all kernel patches are created equal. Ksplice patches run-time security vulnerabilities and stability bugs. Whether it's the latest CVE targeting the network stack or a kernel panic caused by a poorly written driver, Ksplice will quickly provide protection to your system, without rebooting.

Supported Kernels

  • All Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel versions for Oracle Linux 7 starting with 3.8.13-35 (released May 13, 2014).
  • All Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel versions for Oracle Linux 5 and 6 starting with 2.6.32-100.28.9 (released March 16, 2011).
  • All Oracle Linux 7 kernels starting with the official release
  • 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 (2.6.18-238.0.0.0.1.el5, released January 22, 2011)

(Legacy customers can see the complete list of supported kernels on the Legacy Customers page.)

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Oracle Linux Premier Support Customers

Oracle Linux Premier Support customers already have access to Ksplice. Visit Unbreakable Linux Network for installation instructions and to get an access key, and obtain the benefits of getting security updates without rebooting.

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30 Day Trial for Oracle Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

If you use Oracle Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can try Oracle Ksplice free for 30 days. During the trial, you will receive all of the protections of Oracle Ksplice.

30 Day Trial

Free Community Protection for Ubuntu Desktop and Fedora

Servers aren't the only systems needing protection. Oracle has made Oracle Ksplice available for free to members of the Linux community running desktop installations of Ubuntu and Fedora. Find out first hand the benefits of being protected by Oracle Ksplice.

Free Desktop Edition