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2answers
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setting up centos to apply updates automatically

How do I set up my centos instances to automatically apply security updates? Is it as simple as setting up a cron job that does yum -y update at 1:00am ?
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3answers
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Updating Applications in a Corporate Environment

I am very new to this subject and was hoping someone could shed some light on it. I am working on creating a corporate network that will obviously have multiple servers and multiple workstations. ...
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2answers
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Using a package manager vs compiling from source for latest updates

I run a Ubuntu 11.10 server at my house and in the past I have been using apt-get to keep all my packages up to date. Recently I noticed that when I run apt-get update/upgrade the version of some ...
4
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4answers
408 views

Upgrading multiple Debian servers at once

I'm currently working at a SaaS company, and at the moment we have multiple Debian servers running in our data centre to support our application. In the past, when a security update was released, we ...
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2answers
128 views

What hotfixes should be applied to a ColdFusion 8 Server

I've recently inherited a server running ColdFusion 8 and believe it may not have been patched for security updates (as per http://www.adobe.com/support/security/#coldfusion) for quite some time. The ...
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1answer
192 views

ubuntu ec2 instance - apply security updates

Currently, my company has several ubuntu-based instances running on Amazon EC2, being released, in the meanwhile, multiple updates, including security related. Once all instances are ebs-based (for ...
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2answers
2k views

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 ...
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4answers
313 views

Paranoid Sysadmin -vs- Out-of-Date PHP version

How can a paranoid sysadmin confidently stay up-to-date with the latest stable PHP versions? (security fixes have been coming in pretty regularly). This is a Production server, and so "breaking ...
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5answers
3k views

Updating production Ubuntu boxes the dos and don'ts

Every so often I login to production web/db/tools boxes and see the typical message: 30 packages can be updated. 16 updates are security updates. My question is, how do all of you handle updates on ...
3
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4answers
506 views

Best tools for keeping a FreeBSD 7.x system up to date?

I have had on-and-off contact with FreeBSD for 15 years, but I haven't maintained a FreeBSD system since 4.x. Now I need to install and maintain a couple of 7.x systems; first for development, then an ...
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8answers
14k views

Should I have to enable automatic update on Debian lenny stable?

I have installed a new Linux Debian lenny server that will be a LAMP and a Subversion server. Should I have to enable automatic updates? If I enable it, I am sure that I have the latest security ...
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3answers
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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 ...