Redhat 7.2 upgrade/security advice
I have a dedicated server at a hosting facility. I have no physical access to it.
I'm using it just for apache, php, and mysql for multiple domains.
Should I be worried about upgrading my kernel or any of my software?
Red Hat Linux 7.2 kernel 2.4.7-10
gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.2 2.96-112.7.2)
OpenSSH_3.1p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0
Apache/1.3.24 mod_ssl/2.8.8 OpenSSL/0.9.6j AuthMySQL/2.20 mod_perl/1.26
PHP Version 4.2.1
I've heard rumors that my version of gcc is bad for compiling mysql. And then I've heard that upgrading gcc creates all kinds of system wide problems.
What should my course of action be? Leave it as is and not worry about it? Upgrade a few things?