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comment How urgent is a *** System restart required *** for security?
Thanks for all the help here. I finally combined all the things I've learned here into one command: xargs aptitude changelog < /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs | grep urgency=high (added it to the initial question as well) which gives some output as to which packages have highly urgent patches. After that, individual packages can of course be inspected. Thanks a million for all the answers and ideas!
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comment How urgent is a *** System restart required *** for security?
@nyuszika7h - Awesome! That gives some insight! One more question though. When I view this for the linux kernel, there is a massive list of commits which I stopped scrolling after about 5 minutes. They are grouped into security risks being low, medium, and I suppose high (I have only seen low and medium). Is there a way to only output the high (and maybe critical?) commits?
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comment How urgent is a *** System restart required *** for security?
I know they are security patches, but my question is how urgent they are? Is it extremely import to apply a certain patch, or are they patches for extremely rare cases. That's what I'm after. Would you have any idea how I can find this out?
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comment How urgent is a *** System restart required *** for security?
Alright, so then it is up to the sysadmin (i.e.: in this case myself) to determine whether those changes are important? I have far too little knowledge to determine this for the Linux kernel, let alone for all the zillion other packages. Is there no central place where I can find a determination whether the update is absolutely needed for security?
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comment How urgent is a *** System restart required *** for security?
Thanks for your answer. I added a little piece to my initial question; I know I can do cat /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs to get the packages which require the reboot. But how do I know if these are only minor fixes, or whether it is a serious security vulnerability?
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comment Why does `rm -rf`` silently fail?
Turns out my colleague constantly synced those files from his computer to the server. Thanks for your help anyway!
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comment Why does `rm -rf`` silently fail?
Turns out my colleague constantly synced those files from his computer to the server. Thanks for your help anyway!
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comment Why does `rm -rf`` silently fail?
Well, I'm owner, and I tried using sudo, plus it doesn't say anything about permissions, so I wouldn't know why that would be the problem..
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comment Why does `rm -rf`` silently fail?
@MatthewWilliams - I ran it, checkout my updated question.
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comment Why does `rm -rf`` silently fail?
I tried that, but it again results in a silent fail..