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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.71924
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:1418
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:1418.

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 Linux kernel's clock implementation on 32-bit,
SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) systems. A local, unprivileged user could
use this flaw to cause a divide error fault, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-3209, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank Yasuaki Ishimatsu for reporting this issue.

Users should 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.

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-2011-1418.html

Risk factor : Medium

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3209
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/10/24/3
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