Available to Oracle Linux customers with Oracle Linux Premier Support, Oracle Ksplice updates select, critical components of your Oracle Linux installation with all of the important security patches without needing to reboot.
With rebootless updates, you can:
Linux distributions require a reboot about once a month to stay up to date with important kernel and user-space security updates. Oracle Ksplice allows you to apply the same updates, without rebooting that would normally require an update with your package manager and a reboot.
Oracle Linux is the only Linux distribution to offer zero-downtime updates for select, critical user-space components. With Oracle Linux 6, 7, 8 and 9, Ksplice can patch glibc and openssl vulnerabilities whilst the system is running, without stopping applications and without interruption. This feature is exclusive to Oracle Linux Premier Support customers.
Not all patches are created equal. Ksplice patches run-time security vulnerabilities and stability bugs. Whether it's the latest CVE targeting the network stack, an overflow in the DNS resolver, or a kernel panic caused by a poorly written driver, Ksplice will quickly provide protection to your system, without rebooting or restarting applications.
Ksplice supports the latest kernels from Oracle, including the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and the Red Hat Compatible Kernel, as well as kernels from Ubuntu and CentOS. See the Ksplice User's Guide for the up-to-date list of all kernels Ksplice supports.
Ksplice supports glibc and openssl for all Oracle Linux versions that are covered by Oracle Linux Premier Support.
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.
If you use Oracle Linux, you can try Oracle Ksplice free for 30 days. During the trial, you will receive all of the protections of Oracle Ksplice for your kernel.
Servers aren't the only systems needing protection. Oracle has made the kernel protections from Oracle Ksplice available for free to members of the Linux community for their desktop installations of Ubuntu. Find out first hand the benefits of being protected by Oracle Ksplice.
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