How to Patch Linux Systems to Protect Against the GHOST Vulnerability

Bob Cromwell, the other security author on this blog, wrote about the GHOST vulnerability in the Linux glibc library. He explained what glibc (“the C library”) is and about the origin of the GHOST vulnerability. He ended with, “Patches are easy to check and easy to apply, so keep your servers safe!” Since I updated […]
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How Do You Patch?

We often hear the advice “patch early, patch often” as a mantra for keeping software up to date. The unfortunate truth is that not all patches fix the problems they were designed to fix and some patches actually do more damage than good. As I write this, there is an issue with a patch for […]
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