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Re: [perfsonar-user] New web100 kernel and LiveCD available

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  • From: Andrew Lake <>
  • To: "Koch, Brian" <>
  • Cc: perfsonar-announce <>, perfsonar-user <>, "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [perfsonar-user] New web100 kernel and LiveCD available
  • Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:35:52 -0400


By definition, the NetInstall pulls down the latest packages from the yum
repositories at install time. The ISO does not contain any of the packages,
just pointers to yum repos where the packages can be downloaded. As a result,
you should have the latest packages when the initial install completes.


On Aug 19, 2014, at 11:57 AM, "Koch, Brian"

> Just installed 3.3.2 netinstall CD yesterday. It appears that it hasn't
> updated since February, but when I run yum update, nothing updates. ???
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:]
> On Behalf Of Andrew Lake
> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 1:38 PM
> To: perfsonar-announce; perfsonar-user
> Cc:
> Subject: [perfsonar-user] New web100 kernel and LiveCD available
> All,
> New web100 kernel packages are now available for netinstall users of the
> perfSONAR-PS toolkit. You may run 'yum update' to grab the new kernel. You
> should restart your host after the upgrade completes. Full details on this
> particular patch can be found in the previous email. Note this is just a
> kernel upgrade and the other perfSONAR-PS packages have NOT been updated.
> We have also built a new LiveCD with the latest kernel and updated 3.3.2
> packages. We don't always build a new LiveCD but did this time since a
> number of patches have been released since the LiveCD was last built. You
> can grab the latest LiveCD from
> Thank you,
> The perfSONAR Team
> On Aug 1, 2014, at 8:50 AM, Andrew Lake
> <>
> wrote:
>> All;
>> Last night marked the release of another new Red Hat CVE (Note: This is
>> newer than the one shared on July 28th):
>> If you are a NetInstall user, a 'yum update' may give you a new non-web100
>> kernel and therefore break access to NDT/NPAD. Consult our FAQ for more
>> info:
>> Our read of the CVE does not find any issue of concern specific to the
>> toolkit. Its possible the host may be vulnerable to some types of DoS
>> attacks in some particular cases. If you are in doubt about your kernel,
>> feel free to review the CVE, upgrade to the latest version, and forgo
>> NDT/NPAD support for the time being. We are in the process of building
>> and testing a new kernel, and will alert you when we have our web100
>> patched version available. We'll try to have it ready as soon as possible.
>> Thank you for your patience,
>> The perfSONAR Team

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