CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 Receive Important Linux Kernel Security Update, 11 Flaws Patched

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Mar 22, 2021, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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The new kernel security and bug fix update has been rated by Red Hat Product Security as having a security impact of “Important.”

It affects the kernel packages in all supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system editions, as well as the CentOS Linux 7 operating system series. The update addresses 11 security vulnerabilities, including CVE-2020-25705, a flaw discovered in the ICMP global rate limiter that could allow an off-path remote attacker to bypass source port UDP randomization and facilitate attacks on UDP based services that depend on source port randomization.

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