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Should I touch nothing when I run production service server? [closed]

I am going to run my first public game service server later. And many people advise not to touch anything if it's running well. I agree with them. But one thing I am curious is, the security updates. ...
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1answer
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How to update/maintain a patched kernel?

If I patch my linux kernel with grsecurity, will I still be able to update my system with yum (or apt-get)? Won't the updates available via yum be incompatible with my patched "non standard" version ...
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2answers
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Oracle Security Update Patch July 2011 - How to know if i am affected?

Oracle Security Update Patch July 2011 I am using JDK 1.4.2_08, 1.4.2_19, 1.4.2_22, and Oracle DB 9.2.0.8. Can any experts tell me how to tell if i am affected, i.e. after installing the patch ...
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How safe are Unattended Upgrades/Automatic Updates for Ubuntu

I'm in the process of trying to keep several ubuntu box's up to date and patched (10.4.2 LTS), one suggestion I've been getting is setting up unattended upgrades ...
3
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1answer
76 views

Will IIS always be installed as fully patched?

When I install Internet Information Server on a Windows machine that is fully patched according to Windows Update, will it be installed as patched right from the start? I have always wondered if any ...
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Why is PHP Suhosin needed? Isn't PHP patched for security already?

I'm planning to set up a Linux-VPS and run a PHP site on it. I have read that it's recommended to use PHP Suhosin to patch PHP for security. But isn't PHP patched for security in every new release? or ...
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2answers
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Find out unfixed exploits count based on application version

In our enviroment we are often required to run old outdated versions of different applications, and im wondering about the security implications on that. So im hoping there is a site that basicly ...
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1answer
53 views

Microsoft patching folders

After extracting a Microsoft security patch, I got several folders containing the updated DLL. For Windows XP SP3 I have two folders: SP3GDR and SPQFE. Does anyone know what is the difference between ...
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Do you actually keep IOS up to date?

In quite a few environments I see Cisco hardware treated as 'set it and forget it'. Many admins just don't even think about updating IOS. If you look in places like Packstorm or Bugtraq, some months ...