rpersonius

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Should I update my kernel? Here is what I have now. What is the latest version that is compatible?

cPanel 11.24.5-C39633 - WHM 11.24.2 - X 3.9
REDHAT Enterprise 4 i686 standard on server
Linux 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL #1 Thu Aug 17 17:36:53 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Thanks,
 

thewebhosting

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You can check the kernel version from the SSH access. You will have to use below command to check the kernel version:

uname -r

Kernel version 2.6.18 is compatible.
 

ManojB

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Let me know your os version, memory details, arch of your server so that I can suggest you the latest stable kenel version. You can check the same using the following given below commands :

OS Version :
cat /etc/redhat-release

Memory Details :
free -m

Arch :
arch

You can check the update available for your current kernel version using the following command :

yum list kernel
 

rpersonius

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Hi there and thanks for your help. Here is my servers info.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 8)


total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 495 485 10 0 40 306
-/+ buffers/cache: 138 357
Swap: 2000 198 1801


i686
 

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Should I update my kernel? Here is what I have now. What is the latest version that is compatible?

cPanel 11.24.5-C39633 - WHM 11.24.2 - X 3.9
REDHAT Enterprise 4 i686 standard on server
Linux 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL #1 Thu Aug 17 17:36:53 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Thanks,
Going back to this original post, yes, you should definitely upgrade your kernel immediately. You have the kernel version that allows root level exploits on the server. The kernels released on August 24, 2009 and later don't have that very serious vulnerability.

For the discussion that RedHat released at the time about the required upgrade:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1223.html

Of note, the kernel listed there is not the newest one now. I'm simply linking to that advisory to see how your existing version is older and at risk.
 
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nomankhn

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Hi there and thanks for your help. Here is my servers info.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 8)

If you had purchase the license then yum update, if problem come you can contact redhat. RHEL license come with support.