upgrading to 2.2.19 (was: Upgrading from 2.2.16-21 to 2.2.17)

Martin Siegert siegert at sfu.ca
Mon Apr 2 22:25:11 EDT 2001


Just a comment on this (that isn't really Beowulf related - although
security issues of this magnitude affect every Linux system):
In view of the recently published (Mar 27) local root exploit in all
Linux kernel versions 2.2.x with x < 19 it seems to be somewhat
unimportant to me to discuss how you upgrade to 2.2.17. Everybody
should upgrade to 2.2.19 or 2.4.3.
BTW: the exploit is trivial: just download, compile and run.
Tested on 2.2.16 and 2.2.17. Works like a charm :-(

Martin

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On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 06:23:01PM -0300, Chris Richard Adams wrote:
> 
> As a followup question: I assume I just have to install the 
> packages over my exisiting packages with the rpm -Uvh * 
> command.  Is this true or is there more to the story in going 
> from 16->17.
> 
> Thanks,
> CHris
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Richard Adams 
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 5:13 PM
> To: Beowulf (E-mail)
> Subject: Upgrading from 2.2.16-21 to 2.2.17
> 
> 
> I have a couple of questions about beowulf versions. I first installed
> beowulf from a CD I ordered about 3 months ago.  It contained the 2.2.16
> version. The actual version is:
> 
> 2.2.16-21.beosmp #1 SMP i686.
> 
> The machine I've installed it on is a Pentium 3, 800Mhz, but I only have
> 1 processor.
> 
> 1.) Is it wrong that I apparently am running a version for SMP on a
> single processor system?  If so what should I do?
> 
> 2.) I have downloaded the RPMS from the site to upgrade to 2.2.17. I
> downloaded all the packages for i386 and the
> kernel-2.2.17-33.beo.i686.rpm.  Should I be installing all the i386
> packages anyway if I have an i686 processor? 
> 
> Confused,
> Chris

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