[linux-elitists] Laptop that doesn't suck?

Teh Entar-Nick nick@teh.entar.net
Fri Jan 23 17:24:41 PST 2004


begin  Greg KH  quotation:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 09:33:12AM -0800, Jason Spence wrote:
> > 
> > I'm running stable with 2.4.18, which doesn't cause all the machines
> > to suck down and upgrade dozens of packages every time I do an update
> > :)  
> 
> 2.4.18 has so many security holes, and is so old...  that's just
> scary...

Here's the top two changelog entries for the debian package:
> kernel-image-2.4.18-1-i386 (2.4.18-12.1) stable-security; urgency=high
>  
>   * Non-maintainer upload by the Security Team
>   * Built against kernel kernel-source-2.4.18-2.4.18-14.1
>     - Applied patch by Andrea Arcangeli to fix local privilege escalation
>       discovered by Paul Starzetz (CAN-2003-0985)
>  
>  -- Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>  Mon,  5 Jan 2004 16:37:09 +0100
>  
> kernel-image-2.4.18-1-i386 (2.4.18-12) stable-security; urgency=high
>  
>   * Rebuilt against kernel-source 2.4.18-14.
>     . Added TASK_SIZE check to do_brk in mm/mmap.c.
>  
>  -- Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>  Sat, 29 Nov 2003 10:11:02 +1100

Still scared?

-- 
"Forget the damned motor car and build cities for lovers and friends."
	-- Lewis Mumford

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