Can't boot to older kernel after applying boot hole vulnerability patch (shim update)

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  • Unable to boot into older kernel after shim and grub2 package update with error you need to load the kernel first.

    error: ../../grub-core/loader/i386/efi/linux.c:215:(hd0,gpt2)/vmlinuz-4.18.0-193.el8.x86_64 has invalid signature.
    error: ../../grub-core/loader/i386/efi/linux.c:94:you need to load the kernel first.
    Press any key to continue...


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 and 8
  • kernel 4.18.0-193.14.3.el8_2.x86_64 and older (on RHEL8)
  • shim-x64-15-15.el8_2.x86_64 or shim-x64-15.4-3.el8_1 (on RHEL8)

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