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Security CentOS 6.x Kernel Security Update (reboot required)

Discussion in 'CentOS, Redhat & Oracle Linux News' started by eva2000, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    CentOS 6.x and Redhat 6.x only Kernel security update (2.6.32-642.4.2.el6) is out which requires a yum update + server reboot Red Hat Customer Portal It looks like one of the fixes relates to CVE-2016-5696 outlined here which had CentOS 7.x fix but not CentOS 6.x. It seems the delay for CentOS 6.x could be due to additional security fixes outlined below.

    For OpenVZ VPS folks, you'd want to contact your web host to ask if their OpenVZ host node kernels are up to date and OpenVZ provided 2.6.32 kernels are up to date for this fix.

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    To update run yum update and answer y to proceed.
    Code (Text):
    yum update

    Then need to reboot server

    Then verify kernel was updated via commands
    Code (Text):
    uname -r

    example
    Code (Text):
    uname -r
    2.6.32-642.4.2.el6.x86_64
     
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