Is 2.6.9-22.ELsmp kernel secure?

zigzam

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Does the new Linux Kernel Local Root Exploit effect the kernel: 2.6.9-22.ELsmp


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AndyReed

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zigzam said:
Does the new Linux Kernel Local Root Exploit effect the kernel: 2.6.9-22.ELsmp
If you are using CentOS, I suggest you upgrade to v2.6.9-41.ELsmp.
 

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docenta said:
Hello do you know is my Kernel 2.4.21-40.ELsmp secure too?
So far, v2.4.21-40 and newer are more secure than older versions.
 

arhs

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I'm running "2.6.9-34.0.2.ELsmp" on CentOS 4.3 is this fine...?
 

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arhs said:
I'm running "2.6.9-34.0.2.ELsmp" on CentOS 4.3 is this fine...?
Yes, that's the latest 2.6 kernel from CentOS for v4.

I'd strongly suggest that anyone concerned about OS vendor kernels should subscribe to their notification mailing lists so that you knwo when they become available and what the releases fix.

If you use custom kernels you will have to constantly monitor kernel.org and compile new ones as needed.