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CentOS 6 gets kernel security update

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CentOS 6 has received a new kernel security update. This update has patched various security issues and upgraded the kernel to version 2.6.32-642.4.2.el6.

Johnny Hughes, the developer and maintainer of CentOS, revealed the new update through a recent community post. He confirmed that the latest version brings updated files for both i386 and x86_64 architectures.

One of the noticeable flaws that the fresh CentOS update has fixed is located in the networking subsystem of the previous Linux kernel. This was previously allowing off-path attackers to leak network connection information. Additionally, there are various bug fixes and security improvements.

You can update the CentOS 6 package on your system by accessing its software repositories. Moreover, a similar update is also available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.