Kernel Update for Red Hat Linux
Posted on: 11/17/2002 03:32 PM

A new kernel update is available for Red Hat Linux

The kernel in Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.1K, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0 are vulnerable to a local denial of service attack. Updated packages are available which address this vulnerability, as well as bugs in several drivers.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system. A vulnerability in the Linux kernel has been discovered in which a non-root user can cause the machine to freeze. This kernel addresses the vulnerability.

Note: This bug is specific to the x86 architecture kernels only, and does not affect ia64 or other architectures.


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