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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Darnell30, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Darnell30

    Darnell30 Member

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    I recently got this message in webbost manager, "You are running an insecure kernel (2.4.18-24.7.x). You should upgrade to a newer version as soon as possible to avoid your system being compromised."

    what do I need to do and how do I do it to get rid of this error message?

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    MySundown Well-Known Member

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    What datacenter are you using? I know I'm using DedicatedNow and they use a custom kernel which cpanel doesn't pick up the patches for. Try running up2date if you're using the default kernel, there should be a tutorial somewhere on these forums.

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    what directory?

    What directory will I find this in???
    Shell into your box and run

    up2date --nox -f kernel

    Reboot the box and you are in business.

    I tried that it says, command not found?

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    needing help

    I tried to do this /usr/sbin/up2date --nox -f kernel

    and I get update errors, IO Error[errno 13] Permission denied

    please see pic

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    why can I not get root access?

    What reason would I not be able to get root access via ssh?

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    I don't know what your experience is regarding linux, but my advice is to leave kernel upgrades for someone who has the experience, and the best option I think is your provider. it will cost you something but you'll feel safe.

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    probably true

    I had thought that also, but I'd like to learn it also.

    Is the update really that involved???

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  9. MikeMc

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    The truth is that a bad kernel upgrade could cause many things(if actually up2date has upgraded your kernel with errors). Have you rebooted? Have you kept your old configuration?

    And forgive me for saying it but using up2date isn't exactly "learning" since it does everything for you.

    I don't have any experience related to kernels so I don't know what could exactly be your problem now.

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