This bug has been copied from bug #653245 and has been proposed
to be backported to 6.0 z-stream (EUS).
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described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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The kernel syslog contains debugging information that is often useful during exploitation of other vulnerabilities such as kernel heap addresses. With this update, a new CONFIG_SECURITY_DMESG_RESTRICT option has been added to config-generic-rhel which prevents unprivileged users from reading the kernel syslog. This option is by default turned off (0), which means no restrictions.