RH6.0: kernel update
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RedHat Linux New packages that correct a vulnerability in the kernels that shipped with Red Hat Linux 6.0 are now available. When exploited this vulnerability allows remote users to crash machines running 2.2.x kernels. Thanks to Piotr Wilkin for reporting the problem and to Alan Cox for the fix.
 
Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Package: kernel update

Updated: 03-Jun-1999

Problem:

  • (03-Jun-1999):Security
    New packages that correct a vulnerability in the kernels that shipped with Red Hat Linux 6.0 are now available. When exploited this vulnerability allows remote users to crash machines running 2.2.x kernels. Thanks to Piotr Wilkin for reporting the problem and to Alan Cox for the fix.

    Red Hat, Inc. recommends that all users with networked machines upgrade to this release.

    The procedure for upgrading the kernel is documented at http://www.Red Hat.com/corp/support/docs/kernel-upgrade/kernel- upgrade.html

    PLEASE read the entire section for your architecture before upgrading.

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