Oracle is pleased to announce the availability of the Oracle Linux 8 Update 3 for the 64-bit Intel and AMD (x86_64) and 64-bit Arm (aarch64) platforms. Oracle Linux brings the latest open source innovations and business-critical performance and security optimizations for cloud and on-premises deployment. Oracle Linux maintains user space compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), which is independent of the kernel version that underlies the operating system. Existing applications in user space will continue to run unmodified on Oracle Linux 8 Update 3 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6 (UEK R6) and no re-certifications are needed for applications already certified with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 or Oracle Linux 8.
Oracle Linux 8 Update 3 includes the UEK R6 on the installation image, along with the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK). For new installations, UEK R6 is enabled and installed by default and is the default kernel on first boot. UEK R6, the kernel developed, built, and tested by Oracle and based on the mainline Linux Kernel 5.4, delivers more innovation than other commercial Linux kernels.
Oracle Linux 8 Update 3 release includes:
Ruby 2.7.1 module stream
Nodejs:14 module stream
python38:3.8 module stream
php:7.4 module stream
nginx:1.18 module stream
perl:5.30 module stream
squid:4 module stream updated to version 4.11
httpd:2.4 module stream enhanced
Bind, updated to version 9.11, provides increased reliability on systems that have multiple CPU cores and more detailed error detection, and improvements to other tools
Powertop updated to version 2.12
Tuned updated to version 2.14.0
tcpdump, updated to version 4.9.3, includes bug and security fixes
iperf3 includes enhancement, bug and security fixes, and introduces support for SSL
gnutls updated to version 3.6.14
Libreswan updated to version 3.32
libseccomp library updated to version 2.4.3
libkcapi updated to version 1.2.0
libssh library updated to version 0.9.4
setools updated to version 4.3.0
stunnel updated to version 5.56
OpenSCAP updated to version 1.3.3
SCAP Workbench tool can generate results-based remediation from tailored profiles
scap-security-guide packages updated to version 0.1.50
fapolicyd packages updated to version 1.0
Individual CephFS files and directories can include SELinux labels
Oracle Linux 8 Update 3 includes the following kernel packages:
kernel-uek-5.4.17-2011.7.4 for x86_64 and aarch64 platforms - The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6, which is the default kernel.
kernel-4.18.0-221 for x86_64 platform - The latest Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK).
Individual RPM packages are available on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server. ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Linux yum server and container images are available via Oracle Container Registry, GitHub Container Registry and Docker Hub.
Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used, and distributed free of charge and all updates and errata are freely available. Customers decide which of their systems require a support subscription. This makes Oracle Linux an ideal choice for development, testing, and production systems. The customer decides which support coverage is best for each individual system while keeping all systems up to date and secure.
For more information about Oracle Linux, please visit www.oracle.com/linux.