This issue did not affect the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 6, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG, as they either do not have the sample_to_timespec() function, or have already backported upstream commit f8bd2258, which addresses this issue. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1386.html.
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Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server) (kernel)||RHSA-2011:1418||2011-11-01|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel)||RHSA-2011:1386||2011-10-20|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6 server) (kernel)||RHSA-2011:1419||2011-11-01|
AcknowledgementsRed Hat would like to thank Yasuaki Ishimatsu for reporting this issue.
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