How to fix security loophole in Gentoo
January 25, 2011 Leave a comment
Say you come to know that an security vulnarability has found on some particular and that software were loaded in your box.Here is how you can fix those:
bhaskar@bhaskar-laptop_15:03:56_Tue Jan 25:~> sudo glsa-check -f all
….output is omitted for the sake of brevity, Yes,you spotted it right,glsa-check is an utility in Gentoo system to check security.Once it finished running then just run this command with different arguments; like below:
bhaskar@bhaskar-laptop_15:05:34_Tue Jan 25:~> sudo glsa-check -l affected
[A] means this GLSA was already applied,
[U] means the system is not affected and
[N] indicates that the system might be affected.
Now let me tell you that those alphabet in the left side within square bracket come with different colors. The A will be on normal white,the U will be green and the N in red.Important part to check how many N you have .
So,one tiny utility can do wonder,indeed.You can put it into the cron to run it periodically.
Hope this will help.