A malformed elf executable can a system to freeze or crash. See Bug
142965 for details. This bug exists in RHEL2.1 as well as RHEL3, and
is being tracked here.
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL2.1 E7
patch pool (in kernel version 2.4.18-e.53)
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.