Root kit for ubuntu
aart at mtack.xs4all.nl
Wed Feb 6 11:32:17 UTC 2008
On Wed, 06 Feb 2008 10:20:21 +0000, Kenneth P. Turvey wrote:
> I just had a message pop up indicating that I needed to reboot my system
> due to a security update. This happened without my actually installing
> any updates at all. I was just using my computer as usual.
> After looking around a bit, I noticed that my grub directory had been
> updated. Then when I stat'ed my running kernel, this is what I got:
> kt at searay:/boot$ stat vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic
> File: `vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic'
> Size: 1747596 Blocks: 3424 IO Block: 4096 regular file
> Device: 801h/2049d Inode: 3063809 Links: 1 Access:
> (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root) Access:
> 2008-02-06 03:29:06.000000000 -0600 Modify: 2008-01-31
> 21:43:04.000000000 -0600 Change: 2008-02-06 03:29:48.000000000 -0600
> This is the second time I've had a problem like this since installing
> Ubuntu. Is there a widely available root kit for it? I would like to
> stick with Ubuntu, but this is getting annoying.
You can set it yourself in repositories/updates. You can choose for
automatic updates, like you seem to have done, or only warnings. There
has been a recent update of the kernel for security reasons. For 7.10 I
now have 2.6.22-14-generic. I can't see what you find annoying about
this. Most updates can be done without rebooting, but for a kernel update
you will have to reboot.
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