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RHSA-2009:0331: kernel security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2009:0331: kernel security and bug fix update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/07/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/12/2009
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linuxoperating system.This update addresses the following security issues:This update also fixes the following bugs: ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit already cleared for block [block number]and mounted itself as read-only. With this update, the memory barrier isnow placed before the buffer head lock bit, forcing the write order andpreventing the double free. (BZ#476533)All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users should upgrade to these updatedpackages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. Thesystem must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-kernel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-hugemem
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-hugemem-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-largesmp
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-largesmp-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-smp
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-smp-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-xenu
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-xenu-devel

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