Solaris 10 kernel patches

This is a short overview of Solaris 10 kernel patches. The table show which kernel patch revision is included in the Solaris 10 Update releases and there patch dependencies. Install the kernel patch of a Solaris 10 update release is not the same as do an upgrade to the Solaris 10 update release. Sometimes is advisable to do an upgrade from an Solaris 10 update release to a higher Solaris 10 update release. There is not a general rule but when it is necessary to jump over some Solaris 10 update releases then a upgrade is advisable. The list is sorted from newest to oldest...

Last Update: 9.Jan.2017

150400-42
150401-42
newest patchid sparc (but check for actual revision)
newest patchid x86 (but check for actual revision)
 requires 148888-05 SunOS 5.10: kernel patch
 requires
148889-05 SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel patch
148888-05
148889-05
highest release sparc
highest release x86
 requires 147147-26 SunOS 5.10: kernel patch
 requires
147148-26 SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel patch
147147-26
147148-26
Solaris 10 01/13 Update11 sparc
Solaris 10 01/13 Update11 x86
 requires 144500-19
 requires 144501-19
147440-27
147441-27
highest release sparc
highest release x86
 Obsoleted by: 147147-26 SunOS 5.10: kernel patch
 Obsoleted by:
147148-26 SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel patch
144500-19

144501-19
Solaris 10 08/11 Update10 sparc
post U10 release have 147440-01
Solaris 10 08/11 Update10 x86
post U10 release have 147441-01
 requires 142909-17

 requires 142910-17
144488-17
144489-17
highest release sparc
highest release x86
Obsoleted by: 144500-19 SunOS 5.10: kernel patch
Obsoleted by:
144501-19 SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel patch
142909-17
142910-17
Solaris 10 09/10 Update9 sparc
Solaris 10 09/10 Update9 x86
 requires 141444-09
 requires 141445-09
142900-15
142901-15
highest release sparc
highest release x86
Obsoleted by: 142909-17 SunOS 5.10: kernel patch
Obsoleted by:
142910-17 SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel patch
141444-09
141445-09
Solaris 10 10/09 Update8 sparc
Solaris 10 10/09 Update8 x86
 requires 139555-08
 requires 139556-08
141414-10
141415-10
highest release sparc
highest release x86
Obsoleted by: 141444-09 SunOS 5.10: kernel patch
Obsoleted by:
141445-09 SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel patch
139555-08
139556-08
Solaris 10 05/09 Update7 sparc
Solaris 10 05/09 Update7 x86
 requires 137137-09
 requires 137138-09
138888-08
138889-08
highest release sparc
highest release x86
Obsoleted by: 139555-08 SunOS 5.10: Kernel Patch
Obsoleted by:
139556-08 SunOS 5.10_x86: Kernel Patch
137137-09
137138-09
Solaris 10 10/08 Update6 sparc
Solaris 10 10/08 Update6 x86
 requires 127127-11
 requires 127128-11
137111-08
137112-08
highest release sparc
highest release x86
Obsoleted by: 137137-09 SunOS 5.10: kernel patch
Obsoleted by:
137138-09 SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel patch
127127-11
127128-11
Solaris 10 05/08 Update5 sparc
Solaris 10 05/08 Update5 x86
 requires 120011-14
 requires 120012-14
127111-11
127112-11
highest release sparc
highest release x86
Obsoleted by: 127127-11 SunOS 5.10: kernel patch
Obsoleted by:
127128-11 SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel patch
120011-14
120012-14
Solaris 10 08/07 Update4 sparc
Solaris 10 08/07 Update4 x86
 requires 118833-36
 requires 118855-36
125100-10
125101-10
highest release sparc
highest release x86
Obsoleted by: 120011-14 SunOS 5.10: Kernel Update patch
Obsoleted by:
120012-14 SunOS 5.10_x86: Kernel Update patch
118833-36
118855-36
highest release sparc
highest release x86
 this is a must have for Solaris 10 11/06 Update3 sparc
 this is a must have for Solaris 10 11/06 Update3 x86
118833-33
118855-33
Solaris 10 11/06 Update3 sparc
Solaris 10 11/06 Update3 x86

118833-17
118855-14
Solaris 10 06/06 Update2 sparc
Solaris 10 06/06 Update2 x86

118822-30
118844-30
highest release sparc
highest release x86
Obsoleted by: 118833-36 SunOS 5.10: kernel Patch
Obsoleted by:
118855-36 SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel Patch
118822-25
118844-26
Solaris 10 01/06 Update1 sparc
Solaris 10 01/06 Update1 x86

118822-10
118844-11
Solaris 10 03/05 HW1 sparc
Solaris 10 03/05 HW1 x86


Solaris 10 sparc
Solaris 10 x86


Comments:

Thanks! That's going to make sorting out these system possible.

Posted by John Dallman on November 30, 2011 at 11:19 AM CET #

I need patches for solaris 9 ,thanks !

Posted by Cris on April 01, 2012 at 04:55 AM CEST #

Please refer to My Oracle Support. In the Patches & Updates Tab you can find Solaris 9 patches and any other patches.

Posted by Juergen on April 02, 2012 at 12:06 PM CEST #

A very educative information

Posted by guest on January 15, 2013 at 02:17 PM CET #

Its really superb information... Thanks alot

Posted by guest on August 05, 2013 at 09:30 PM CEST #

What is the latest security patch released by Oracle for Solaris 7?

Posted by guest on November 27, 2013 at 06:37 PM CET #

Do you really run Solaris 7? The last kernel update patch was 106541-44 and the last update of this patch was in December 2006.

Posted by Juergen on December 05, 2013 at 04:02 PM CET #

Hi, there is an interesting sentence in the opening paragraph
"Install the kernel patch of a Solaris 10 update release is not the same as do an upgrade to the Solaris 10 update release"

Could you expand on this more? I was under the impression that kernel updates were stand alone, i'm interested because a colleague has been advised to do a OS upgrade from disk to a specific update level (sol10 u11) instead of patching to the update level, he has been advised that this is a prerequisite to upgrading Solaris cluster 3.2 to Solaris cluster 3.3, I’m just trying to figure out a good explanation of why the upgrade is needed over patching?

Posted by guest on January 19, 2015 at 12:52 PM CET #

Solaris Cluster has its own requirements for Solaris 10 update releases. Details which Solaris update releases are qualified with specific Solaris Cluster releases are available in doc: "Solaris Cluster 3.x: Supported Solaris OS Releases/Versions (Doc ID 1004838.1)" in My Oracle Support. The upgrade to a Solaris update release include more than the single kernel patch. And qualifications are done against Solaris update releases and not against single patches. Hth, Juergen

Posted by Juergen on January 19, 2015 at 02:23 PM CET #

Thank you that does explain the differences, one final question.

If a patch bundle is installed (including the Kernel patch), is this the equivilent of an upgrade from CD?

Posted by guest on January 19, 2015 at 02:35 PM CET #

Unfortunately, no. Also a patch bundle does not deliver the same as the upgrade to a specific Solaris update release.

Posted by Juergen on January 19, 2015 at 04:43 PM CET #

Thankyou Juergen, that fully explains it for me, I very much appreciate you taking the time to answer.

Posted by guest on January 19, 2015 at 04:51 PM CET #

Thanks for the good info Juergen,

I am having problems with patch 144500-19. My system is at release solaris 10 08/07. The error I am getting:

Version of package SUNWxxx from directory SUNWxxx.v in patch 144500-19 differs from the package installed on the system
.
.
.
Patch number 144500-19 cannot be applied untill all restricted patches are backed out.

Thanks for any info you have on how to resolve this.

Posted by Steve on May 15, 2015 at 08:31 AM CEST #

Thanks Steve,
this sounds like you are using non-global zones?
This could have several reasons and details need to be checked.
Please check the following docs:
Troubleshooting common patching problems: Patch requirements not met (Doc ID 1019310.1)
patchadd fails with error: "Failed to mount non-global zone" (Doc ID 1562379.1)
Hth, Juergen

Posted by Juergen on May 21, 2015 at 05:34 PM CEST #

I am concerned by this patch list. Mostly because I had to schedule end
of year maintenance on some systems over Christmas 2016 and even with
live update one still needs to do a reboot. For any modern big SPARC
server that means a whole pile of containers come down. This means a
whole collection of database services and web sites and big Java apps
and who knows what else. To my shock I have kernel patch rev 150400-44
on multiple systems and that kernel patch was withdrawn! In fact there
appears to be no 150400-43 either. There is muttering that a kernel
patch 150400-46 is available today but can it be trusted ? I don't know
if folks inside Oracle understand the struggle to justify these big SPARC
boxes but having to schedule another downtime maintenance window within
less than 30 days really scares managers. Certainly when stability and
long term security is what these big SPARC servers are all about. So I
don't know who was messing up in there but certainly a bit of serious
testing is done before you guys kick out a kernel update.

Posted by Dennis Clarke on January 15, 2017 at 07:56 PM CET #

Hello Dennis,
my apologize that the patches -44 were shortly mentioned on this page. Immediately when I got the information that they are withdrawn I removed -44 from this page. All new patches are going through extensive testing but unfortunately in very rare cases an additional bug can occur when the patches are running in customers environments. The new released patch 150400-46 fixes the internal bug 22860059. This bug is the reason why the -43 and -44 were withdrawn. Which means the problem, why -43 and -44 were withdrawn, is fixed in -46. Certainly, -46 is now new and other unknown issues can occur. But also -46 went through our extensive test procedures before it was released to the market. For the -44, when you not suffer a panic you may can stay on it and do a long term planning for the next update to a newer version.
Said this, normally I willful add the new kernel patches some weeks after they went to the market to this page to prevent such issues. But it is always a challenge to decide what is more important? To get the fixes for the newest bugs with the newest patch version? Or to use and older version of the patch which maybe misses some important bug fixes? In summary as long as your system is stable there is maybe no need for an update. Furthermore I reported your concerns back to the patch management team. Thanks, Juergen

Posted by Juergen on January 17, 2017 at 02:15 PM CET #

See further details for this in My Oracle Support (MOS): "Regression in Solaris 11.3.5.6.0 and 11.3.6.5.0 and Solaris 10 Patches for SPARC: 150400-43 through 150400-45, and for X86: 150401-43 through 150401-45 (Doc ID 2225462.1)"

Posted by Juergen on January 25, 2017 at 07:02 PM CET #

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