This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 as it did not include upstream commit 7034632d that introduced the problem. It did not affect Red Hat Enterprise MRG as the /dev/sequencer device file is restricted to root access only.
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Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel)||RHSA-2011:0007||2011-01-11|
AcknowledgementsRed Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy for reporting this issue.
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