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CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2007:0938

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

A flaw was found in ia32 emulation affecting users running 64-bit versions
of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on x86_64 architectures. A local user could
use this flaw to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2007-4573).

Red Hat would like to thank Wojciech Purczynski for reporting this issue.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade to these packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-September/076409.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-September/076411.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-September/076412.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-September/076414.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-September/089163.html

Affected packages:
kernel
kernel-BOOT
kernel-doc
kernel-hugemem
kernel-hugemem-unsupported
kernel-smp
kernel-smp-unsupported
kernel-source
kernel-unsupported

Upstream details at:
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007:0938