The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
This update fixes the following security issue:
Red Hat would like to thank Ben Hawkes for reporting this issue.
Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for this issue is available. Refer to Knowledgebase article DOC-40265 for further details: https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-40265
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.