The key serial number collision avoidance code is wrong.
This didn't use to be a problem as the key serial numbers were allocated from
a simple incremented counter, and you'd have to go through 2 billion keys
before encountering a collision.
However, now that random numbers are used instead, collisions are much more
Created attachment 147468 [details]
Patch to fix key serial number collision problem in RHEL4
committed in stream E5 build 42.0.10. A test kernel with this patch is available
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committed in stream U5 build 49. A test kernel with this patch is available from