This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as they did not include the upstream commit 84afd99b that introduced this issue. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue.
This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1150.html
CVSS v2 metrics
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Red Hat Security Errata
|MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt)||RHSA-2012:1150||2012-08-08|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel)||RHSA-2012:1304||2012-09-25|
Affected Packages State
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||kernel||Not affected|