[LON-CAPA-dev] linux.slapper notice
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 13:24:17 -0400
If you haven't upgraded your RPMs in the last two months, you
face vulnerability to the linux.slapper.worm (which, speaking
from experience, is attacking everywhere hard this week).
"it exploits a buffer overflow
vulnerability within OpenSSL, often used in Apache Web servers"
To upgrade your RPMs:
* checkout/update the latest loncapa from CVS or the website (unstable)
* cd loncapa/loncom/build
* perl CHECKRPMS --download; cd /tmp/loncapa_rpm_updates; rpm -Fvh *.rpm
* If you are running lilo, you likely need to double check kernel version
rpm -q kernel
More info on manual kernel upgrades is at:
Scott Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org