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RHSA-2010:0936: kernel security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2010:0936: kernel security and bug fix update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
11/22/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/06/2010
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linuxoperating system.Security fixes:Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting CVE-2010-3442.Bug fixes:time.c: Using PM based timekeepingFine grained accounting for the PM timer is introduced which eliminatesthis issue. However, this fix uncovered a bug in the Xen hypervisor,possibly causing backward time drift. If this erratum is installed in XenHVM guests that meet the aforementioned conditions, it is recommended thatthe host use kernel-xen-2.6.18-194.26.1.el5 or newer, which includes a fix(BZ#641915) for the backward time drift. (BZ#629237)Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backportedpatches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for thisupdate 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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