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Date:      Wed, 8 Aug 2007 11:44:15 -0700
From:      Chuck Swiger <>
To:        Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
Subject:   Re: No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p7?
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On Aug 8, 2007, at 11:33 AM, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p7.
> $ uname -a
> FreeBSD asterix 6.2-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p4 #0: Thu Apr  
> 26 17:40:53
> UTC 2007 
> GENERIC i386
> Is that normal? I mean, there obviously seems to be a 6.2-RELEASE- 
> p7 but then why isn't my system getting updated to that? Is it coz  
> I am not using the parts that are affected by the patches to 6.2- 
> RELEASE-p7? Or have I misconfigured something?

Not all security patches involve updating the kernel.  The recent  
ones have involved changes to BIND and the symlink attack starting up  
jails, and thus they do not result in the version printed by your  
kernel in dmesg or via uname changing.


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