Oracle Linux 8 Update 10 is Now Generally Available

Oracle is releasing Oracle Linux 8 Update 10 for the 64-bit Intel and AMD (x86_64) and 64-bit Arm (aarch64) platforms is designed for distributed computing environments. Oracle Linux sources, binaries, ISOs, and errata continue to be readily accessible and freely available from the Oracle Linux yum server, without any restrictions.

According to Oracle, this release maintains application binary compatibility with the corresponding Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 10 and comes packaged with the following kernel options:

  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 7 Update 2, 5.15.0- for the x86_64 and aarch64 platforms
  • Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK), 4.18.0-553 for the x86_64 platform

New features, enhancements, and changes introduced in this Oracle Linux 8 release include:

  • Dynamic programming languages, web and database servers
  • Python 3.12
  • Ruby 3.3.0 is included in a new ruby:3.3 module stream
  • PHP 8.2 is included in the new php:8.2 module stream
  • PostgreSQL 16 is available for use as a postgresql:16 module stream
  • NGINX 1.24 web and proxy server is included in the new nginx:1.24 module stream
  • Git updated to version 2.43
  • Compilers and development tools
  • Updated GCC Toolset 13
  • A grafana-selinux package added: This package contains an SELinux policy for grafana-server and is installed by default with grafana-server. This update helps ensure that the grafana-server runs as grafana_t SELinux type, rather than as an unconfined_service_t SELinux type.
  • maven:3.8 module stream now includes the maven-openjdk21 subpackage
  • cmake updated to version 3.26, comprising changes like the addition of the C17 and C18 language standards
  • Valgrind updated to version 3.22.0
  • LLVM Toolset updated to version 17.0.6
  • Rust Toolset updated to version 1.75.0
  • Go Toolset updated to version 1.21.0

Oracle Linux 8 Update 10 comes with an upgraded release of the OpenSSL TLS toolkit that includes API protections against Bleichenbacher-like attacks on the RSA PKCS #1 v1.5 decryption process.

In this Oracle Linux 8 Update 10 release, OpenSSH artificially delays responses after login failure to prevent user enumeration attacks. An upper limit on artificial delays is applied when remote authentication takes too long; for example, in privilege access management (PAM) processing.

The SCAP Security Guide has been updated to version 0.1.72 which includes STIG profiles aligned with the latest DISA STIG policies.

Using the Leapp utility (a framework for updating and upgrading operating systems and applications), you can upgrade Oracle Linux 7 systems to Oracle Linux 8, and you can upgrade Oracle Linux 8 systems to the latest Oracle Linux 9 release. For step-by-step instructions on upgrading your system, review the following documentation for Oracle Linux 8 and Oracle Linux 9.

Servers already certified for an earlier release of Oracle Linux 8 with UEK R7 do not need to be recertified for this update; servers certified for Oracle Linux with UEK are published on the Hardware Certification List (HCL) for Oracle Linux and Virtualization.

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