[CentOS] Machine becoming irresponsive

Chris Geldenhuis chris.gelden at iafrica.com
Mon Jan 23 15:34:26 UTC 2012

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks.
Hi Dotan,

I think that you are mistaken in your belief that 5.2 is still receiving 
security updates. CentOS 5 is still receiving updates but to benefit 
from them you have to be at the latest point release, at the moment 5.7.



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