Race condition in the environ_read() function in 'fs/proc/base.c' in the Linux kernel before 4.5.4 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading a '/proc/*/environ' file during a process-setup time interval in which environment-variable copying is incomplete.
This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 as the code with the flaw is not present in the products listed.
This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG-2. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.