[CentOS] Machine becoming irresponsive

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 15:13:52 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 16:23, Phil Schaffner
<Philip.R.Schaffner at nasa.gov> wrote:
> I'd have a look at why an apparently Internet-facing server is 5 point
> releases, plus a lot of subsequent errata, behind the current 5.7
> release level; and what resultant vulnerabilities might have been exploited.

Thanks. There are a lot of very specific software on that server that
precludes it from being updated. I believe that 5.2 still is seeing
security updates, no?

In any case, a complete reinstall with either 5.2 or a latter version
is pretty much out of the question for now, though I will try to see
what needs to be done in that direction. In the meantime, where should
I concentrate my efforts?


Dotan Cohen


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