[mythtv-users] Security concerns for my myth box

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sun Dec 19 20:55:28 UTC 2004

On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 10:14:08AM +0000, Eggert Thorlacius wrote:
> What about running "yum update" from a cronjob every day?  I'll admit 
> that I am no expert on Linux security, but aren't most attacks 
> exploiting known vulnerabilities that have already been fixed, and thus 
> only work against boxes that haven't been patched properly?

Well, among other things, if you're running ivtv drivers, note that you
have manual work to do if the updater updates a kernel.  SuSE has hooks
for this; I don't know how general they are.

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