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HistoryOct 18, 2016 - 1:53 p.m.

(RHSA-2016:2076) Important: kernel security update

2016-10-1813:53:29
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The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

Security Fix(es):

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s keyring handling code, where in key_reject_and_link() an uninitialized variable would eventually lead to arbitrary free address which could allow attacker to use a use-after-free style attack. (CVE-2016-4470, Important)

This issue was discovered by David Howells (Red Hat Inc.).