Red Hat update for kernel

by Carol~ Moderator - 12/5/12 2:58 PM

In Reply to: VULNERABILITIES / FIXES - December 05, 2012 by Carol~ Moderator

Release Date: 2012-12-05

Criticality level : Less critical
Impact : DoS
Privilege escalation
Where : Local system
Solution Status : Vendor Patch

Operating System : Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5

Description:
Red Hat has issued an update for the kernel. This fixes multiple vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users in a guest virtual machine to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Solution:
Updated packages are available via Red Hat Network.

Original Advisory:
RHSA-2012:1540-1:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1540.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/51473/