This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 as it did not backport the upstream commit 93821778 that introduced this. It did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they have backported the upstream commit fda9ef5d that addressed this. Future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 may address this flaw.
CVSS v2 metrics
NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.
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Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel)||RHSA-2011:0004||2011-01-04|