StatementThe Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG did not include support for the RDS Protocol, and therefore are not affected by this issue. Future kernel updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 may address this flaw.
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Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel)||RHSA-2011:0004||2011-01-04|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel)||RHSA-2011:0007||2011-01-11|
AcknowledgementsRed Hat would like to thank Thomas Pollet for reporting this issue.
For users that do not run applications that use RDS, you can prevent the rds
module from being loaded by adding the following entry to the end of the