CESA-2020:0375

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rjbalest
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CESA-2020:0375

Post by rjbalest » 2020/02/25 23:11:33

The most recent kernel security announcement from the CentOS Errata and Security Advisory mailing list, dated Feb-5, which includes kernel-3.10.0-1062.12.1, references RHSA-2020:0375 - Security Advisory, which only cites a kernel-rt bug fix.

The question I'm faced with is why did this bug fix trigger an update to the (non-rt) kernel rpms, and whether this is a necessary update for me, given that I don't use kernel-rt.

In general, it can be difficult to ascertain 'am I affected' when following CESA announcements, so I generally apply the updates. However, rebooting machines to activate new kernels isn't something I want to do without a compelling reason.

Does anyone have an opinion about this particular security update and its relevance to non-rt kernel security?

Thanks,
Russell

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Re: CESA-2020:0375

Post by TrevorH » 2020/02/25 23:56:14

It's almost certainly the same list of fixes but the wrong RHSA number. Should be https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0374
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Re: CESA-2020:0375

Post by rjbalest » 2020/02/26 01:16:58

Excellent work. Thank You!
Russell

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