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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.72406
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:1282
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2012:1282.

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

This update fixes the following security issue:

* It was found that a deadlock could occur in the Out of Memory (OOM)
killer. A process could trigger this deadlock by consuming a large amount
of memory, and then causing request_module() to be called. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service
(excessive memory consumption). (CVE-2012-4398, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank Tetsuo Handa for reporting this issue.

The kernel-rt packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.2, which
provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
(BZ#798421)

This update also fixes various bugs and adds enhancements. Documentation
for these changes will be available shortly from the Technical Notes
document linked to in the References section.

Users should upgrade to these updated kernel-rt packages, which correct
this issue, fix these bugs, 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-2012-1282.html

Risk factor : Medium

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-4398
BugTraq ID: 55361
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/55361
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1202.0/03340.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/02/3
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0223
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0223.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:1348
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1348.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/55077
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:0481 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-03/msg00010.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:0566 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-03/msg00025.html
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