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CentOS 6 Linux OS Receives Important Kernel Security Update from Red Hat

The new kernel update is here to patch various important security issues in the Linux 2.6.32 kernel packages used by CentOS 6, which is built on the freely distributed sources of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating system. This means that the new kernel has also been pushed upstream, in Red Hat’s repositories. In fact, the kernel security update affects the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6 products, and it was rated by Red Hat Product Security as “Important.”