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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.71114
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:0150
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2012:0150.

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

This update fixes the following security issue:

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Event Poll (epoll)
subsystem handled large, nested epoll structures. A local, unprivileged
user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1083,
Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank Nelson Elhage for reporting this issue.

These updated kernel packages include a number of bug fixes and
enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this
advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 Technical
Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the most significant
of these changes.

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to install these updated
packages, which correct these issues and add these enhancements. The system
must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0150.html

Risk factor : Medium

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1083
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1105744
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1105888
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1106686
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/02/1
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/02/2
http://www.osvdb.org/71265
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0862
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0862.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/43522
http://secunia.com/advisories/48115
http://secunia.com/advisories/48410
http://secunia.com/advisories/48898
http://secunia.com/advisories/48964
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:0554 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-04/msg00021.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:0616 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-05/msg00013.html
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