Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
This issue did not affect the version of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise 3 and 4, as it did not use sysfs files. A future update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.
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Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel)||RHSA-2010:0610||2010-08-10|
|MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt)||RHSA-2010:0631||2010-08-17|
AcknowledgementsRed Hat would like to thank Neil Brown for reporting this issue.
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