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by / Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Release note of kernelcare 2.16-1

We are going to release kernelcare 2.16-1 with updated user text output.

In case you have any automation set-up based on the system messages, you can review new messages here  

To apply updates run:

yum update kernelcare

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by / Thursday, 01 November 2018
The worst-kept secret (your password)

Ineffective passwords continue to be a significant cause of cybersecurity breaches, despite the wealth of advice issued by governments and security companies, and despite the prevalence of password management programs and the enforcement of strict password policies.

The latest article by...

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by / Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Kernel Update Methods: 3 Different Ways

If variety is the spice of life, then you'll want to know all about the different ways you can update a Linux kernel. This blog post runs the gamut, from a standard command-line update, through the use of 'kexec', and onto the live-patching solutions of which KernelCare is but one. It's a topic...

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by / Tuesday, 02 October 2018
While everyone’s out star-gazing, KernelCare shoots ‘Mutagen Astronomy’ back down to earth

It is Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, and everyone’s out gazing into the clear dark skies when they should be indoors looking after their servers. Why? 

Because yet another 10-year-old flaw has been found in the Linux kernel, this time in the create_elf_tables() function, that, when subject...

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by / Thursday, 27 September 2018
Patches for the Integer Overflow Flaw (CVE-2018-14634) are available

An integer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's create_elf_tables() function. An unprivileged local user with access to an SUID (or otherwise privileged) binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

This issue does not affect systems that do not have a large...

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by / Tuesday, 28 August 2018
The low down on high end kernel patching

We’ve just published a Technical White Paper called KernelCare: Live Kernel Patching for Linux. It covers what KernelCare is, how it works and why you need it. We give an overview of setting up custom patch servers, both within and without firewalls, and we show what the patch management GUI...

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by / Wednesday, 22 August 2018
KernelCare Now Supports the UEK for Oracle Linux

If you are running the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK), which is included as part of Oracle Linux, you already know that it is optimized for stability and security for enterprise cloud workloads. The UEK includes enhancements that benefit Oracle Database, middleware, applications and...

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by / Tuesday, 10 July 2018
A look at KernelCare, in under 90 seconds

Linux servers have to be rebooted quite often to update security issues that pop up in the kernel. Such reboots usually take time to plan and execute. To minimize the impact on end users, they are often done in the middle of the night and are stressful for sysadmins. These complications lead to...

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by / Wednesday, 27 June 2018
KernelCare Unsuccessful Release Information

One of our primary target in KernelCare is to ensure the best customer experience. And the thing we take the most seriously is the releases quality control.

Unfortunately, within the last week, we had some servers crashes due to the latest KernelCare release. We have rolled back that release and...

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by / Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Spectre v.2 patches are available in TEST feed

We are glad to announce that the patches for the fix of Spectre v.2 (CVE-2017-5715) are now available for download from our test feed.

The patches are ready for the following distros:

  • RHEL7
  • CentOS7
  • CentOS7-plus
  • PVE-3.10
  • CloudLinux7
  • CloudLinux 6 Hybrid
  • Oracle Linux...

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