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New kernels, fixed vulnerabilities

Aug 17, 2009 by Christopher Aker
We’ve released five new kernels which contain the fix for the recently announced Linux kernel local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2009-2692).  The following kernels are NOT vulnerable: 2.6.18.8-linode19 (Latest 2.6 Stable) 2.6.30.5-linode20 2.6.18.8-x86_64-linode7 (Latest 2.6 Stable – x86_64) 2.6.30.5-x86_64-linode8 2.6.23.17-linode44 (for UML) Please check the output of “uname -r” from within your Linode.  If you’re not […]
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Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

Apr 23, 2009 by The Linode Security Team
We’ve cooked up Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty templates fresh from the folks over at the Ubuntu project.  Available now from the Distribution Wizard for both i386 and x86_64.  Enjoy!
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Gentoo 2008.0 x86_64 and Slackware 12.2

Apr 4, 2009 by The Linode Security Team
Tonight we release two new images for the distro wizard: Gentoo 2008.0 x86_64 This is the same build as the x86 image, but for 64-bit Slackware 12.2 Basically the same as the 12.0 build with updated packages Enjoy them!
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Gentoo 2008.0

Mar 20, 2009 by The Linode Security Team
Gentoo 2008.0 is now available for installation via the distro wizard for i386. Enjoy!
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Debian 5.0 (Lenny)

Feb 20, 2009 by The Linode Security Team
Debian 5.0 (codenamed “Lenny”) is now available for installation via the distro wizard for both i386 and x86_64. If you’ve got a previous version of Debian installed, you can check the Debian documentation to find out how to upgrade.
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Custom kernels with pv-grub

Dec 23, 2008 by Christopher Aker
It’s now possible to boot custom kernels and even alternate operating systems under your Linode instance by the use of pv-grub — a port of the GRUB bootloader into the Xen mini-os kernel.  Essentially, your Linode boots into the pv-grub kernel, looks for your menu.lst and associated kernel files, and then executes your kernel. Although […]
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Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

Apr 24, 2008 by The Linode Security Team
Ubuntu version 8.04 Hardy Heron is now available for installation via the distro wizard. Existing installs can, of course, upgrade.
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Fedora Core 8

Nov 9, 2007 by The Linode Security Team
Fedora Core 8 is available for install from the distro wizard. I’m not a Fedora user so feel free to point out any deficiencies in the template
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Arch Linux 2007.08

Oct 30, 2007 by The Linode Security Team
Arch Linux 2007.08 is available for install from the distro wizard. I’m not an Arch user so feel free to point out any deficiencies in the template 😉
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OpenSUSE 10.3

Oct 30, 2007 by The Linode Security Team
OpenSUSE 10.3 is available for install from the distro wizard. I’m not an OpenSUSE user so feel free to point out any deficiencies in the template 😉
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Utility to change a root password

Oct 26, 2007 by Christopher Aker
[b]Utility to change a root password[/b] I’ve added a utility to change root password on a selected disk image. It’s [url=https://www.linode.com/members/utilities/fschpasswd.cfm]available here[/url], off of the new [url=https://www.linode.com/members/utilities/]Utilities sub-tab[/url]. It’s pretty straightforward. You select a disk image, enter a new password twice, hit submit and the job is dispatched to the host. Your Linode must be […]
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