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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1455
The remote host is missing updates to the kernel announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1455.

Security fix:

* a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Multiple Devices (md)
driver in the Linux kernel. If the suspend_lo or suspend_hi file on the
sysfs file system (/sys/) is modified when the disk array is inactive, it
could lead to a local denial of service or privilege escalation. Note: By
default, only the root user can write to the files mentioned above.
(CVE-2009-2849, Moderate)

For details on other bug fixes applied to this update, please visit
the referenced security advisories.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this
update to take effect.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2849
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2009:1540
XForce ISS Database: kernel-mddriver-dos(52858)
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