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Important: kernel security update EL5 (Koozali SME8)

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Important: kernel security update EL5 (Koozali SME8)
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:23:28 PM »
Red Hat has released a kernel security update for EL5 that will apply to SME8.1, it has been rated as Important.

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.
For full notice: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-2008.html

                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: kernel security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:2008-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-2008.html
Issue date:        2014-12-17
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-9322

1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, noarch, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, noarch, x86_64

3. Description:

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled GS segment register
base switching when recovering from a #SS (stack segment) fault on an
erroneous return to user space. A local, unprivileged user could use this
flaw to escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2014-9322, Important)

Red Hat would like to thank Andy Lutomirski for reporting this issue.

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The system must be
rebooted for this update to take effect.
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