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Re: ATI video comes out of the closet



On Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 12:53:24 -0500,
  Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> >>
> >You do know that you can set up yum to exclude kernel updates, don't
> >you? If you don't want to play with kernel changes, don't update the
> >kernel. What is so hard about that?
> 
> Security updates?

If you look at the security updates for the kernel they mostly aren't
critical for single user systems. While the local root holes are a problem
(in that an exploit for an app can be turned into a remote root exploit),
SELinux will mitigate a lot of the cases of that.

You can read the security updates summaries at LWN to get an idea (in more
detail than you'd see in a spec file) of what problems are being fixed and
judge for yourself whether or not what want to upgrade to get the fix.


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