SOLVED Security Advisor on CentOS7 with KernelCare has incorrect reboot message

vlee

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After cPanel updated this showed up in Home »Security Center »Security Advisor

The system kernel is at version “3.10.0-862.el7”, but is set to boot to version “3.10.0-693.21.1.el7.x86_64”.You must take one of the following actions to ensure the system is up-to-date:
  • Wait a few days for KernelCare to publish a kernel patch.
  • Reboot the system.

I did a manual reboot and still show up.

I guess I have to wait for Kernel Care to update to 3.10.0-862.el7
 
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cPanelMichael

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Hello @vlee,

In this case, it looks like KernelCare has actually published the updated kernel before CentOS. This is resulting in Security Advisor detecting a mismatch between the installed kernel and the kernel configured at boot time and falsely reporting that a reboot is required. Internal case CPANEL-20239 was opened to report this issue. I'll monitor this case and update this thread with more information as it becomes available.

Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

To follow-up, this was fixed in cPanel & WHM version 76:

Fixed case CPANEL-20239: Fixed false reboot suggestion when KernelCare is running.

Thank you.