Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS 6 Receive Important Kernel Security Update

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS 6 GNU/Linux operating systems have received an important Linux kernel security update that addresses several critical vulnerabilities and fixes various bugs.

The new Linux kernel security update is marked by the Red Hat Product Security team as having an “Important” security impact due to the fact that it patches several critical flaws, including the Spectre SWAPGS gadget vulnerability (CVE-2019-1125) affecting x86 processors.

Also patched are a security vulnerability (CVE-2019-5489) leading to page cache side-channel attacks, an issue in the Salsa20 encryption algorithm that could allow local attackers to cause a denial of service (CVE-2017-17805), and a flaw (<a href="https://www.redhat.com/security/dat… (read more)

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