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Old 01-06-2004, 04:00 PM   #1
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How many Slackware users have upgraded to 2.4.24 kernel?


Just wondered how many of you Slackware folks have upgraded to 2.4.24 kernel after the latest security problem?

If so, any problems with 2.4.24?

I plan to do so tonight.

Didn't see anything on the Slackware FTP site so I guess it's kernel.org for me

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[edit] I have recompiled my kernel to 2.4.24 with no problems. Just an FYI.[/edit]

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Old 01-06-2004, 04:20 PM   #2
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I upgraded, starting from while I was at work right when it got posted and finished my second server that is exposed to the world when I got home. I haven't bothered with my other machines, no access from the world to them really so no worries yet.

Easiest way is to download the patch, gzip it in the /usr/src directory where you have your 2.4.23 directory at and do this:

cd /usr/src
patch -p0 < patch-2.4.24

And then compile your kernel again to create the new image.

Cheers.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 04:21 PM   #3
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Whitehat,

From what i have read all of the kernels are affected. But i am running 2.6 and i have not had a problem at all.... i also got 2.4.24 installed. and it seams to be running fine.


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Old 01-06-2004, 04:28 PM   #4
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Whitehat,

From what i have read all of the kernels are affected. But i am running 2.6 and i have not had a problem at all.... i also got 2.4.24 installed. and it seams to be running fine.


Lotec25
The patches and 2.4.24 is the fix to the latest vulnerability that has been posted.

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Old 01-06-2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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trickkid,

are you trying to make fun of me.....LOL


i know that the 2.4.24 is the new kernel with the patch..... but i am running 2.6 also. and have had no problems............
 
Old 01-06-2004, 04:53 PM   #6
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From what i have read all of the kernels are affected.
I was just clarifying for others since you quote there is kind of misleading. That's all, no making fun.

Cheers.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 06:12 PM   #7
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Why would you have problems with 2.6 or even <2.4.24? There is a very small chance someone will know how to exploit this and try it on exactly your machine. Only thing you should notice is a feel good that the vulnerability is gone
 
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Why would you have problems with 2.6 or even <2.4.24? There is a very small chance someone will know how to exploit this and try it on exactly your machine. Only thing you should notice is a feel good that the vulnerability is gone
Just asking dude!

You never know...

l8r,
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Old 01-06-2004, 07:08 PM   #9
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Sorry if that came out a little harsh, and it wasn't directed at your post anyways...

JS
 
Old 01-06-2004, 07:12 PM   #10
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Sorry if that came out a little harsh, and it wasn't directed at your post anyways...

JS
Dude,

It's cool don't worry about it

I'm very easy to get along with

Peace,
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