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RHSA-2007:0938: kernel security update

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RHSA-2007:0938: kernel security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/24/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/26/2007
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 kernel are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system. A flaw was found in ia32 emulation affecting users running 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on x86_64 architectures. A local user could use this flaw to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2007-4573). Red Hat would like to thank Wojciech Purczynski for reporting this issue. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-kernel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-boot
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-hugemem
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-hugemem-unsupported
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-smp
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-smp-unsupported
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-source
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-unsupported

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