This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 as it did not support SCTP authentication and extended parameters. It did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG as it has backported the upstream commit a8170c35 that addressed this. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0927.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0498.html.
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