This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as they did not backport the upstream commit c5dec1c3
that introduced the issue. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0007.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0330.html.
CVSS v2 metrics
NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.
Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).
Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel)||RHSA-2011:0007||2011-01-11|
|MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt)||RHSA-2011:0330||2011-03-10|