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 Stephan Mueller for reporting this issue.
This update also fixes several bugs. 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 packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.