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25 August 2009, 08:47

Red Hat, Novell and CentOS update for kernel vulnerability - Update

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Red Hat has finally managed to release a patch for the previously reported critical Linux kernel vulnerability. Red Hat's initial response was to provide a workaround for the problem that involved blacklisting certain network protocols, preventing the exploit from functioning. Novell has also released updates for openSUSE 10.3 to 11.1, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Red Hat have now released updated kernel packages for RHEL 4 and RHEL 5, fixing two security issues and a bug. As CentOS is based on the RHEL source, the CentOS developers have also announced the release of updates for CentOS 4 (x86-64 and x86-32) and CentOS 5 (x86-64 and x86-32).

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