Yep, decided to pay attention to the Debian Security Advisory 1103 :
DSA-1103-1 kernel-source-2.6.8 — several vulnerabilities
Well I tried doing my usual apt-get upgrade, but the update didn’t show up. I must have had a hole in my head or something…I asked around on IRC what the correct syntax was for installing this update because I forgot:
apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-3-386 did the trick.
After that I rebooted my Virtual Machine, I saw that my virtual network adapter was no longer working..!
That problem lies in the fact that I compiled my VMWare Tools with the kernel-headers from before the update. Now that I booted into the new kernel: no more VMWare-Tools….so now what ?!
First, I reverted my snapshot 🙂
Now, let’s install the kernel-headers that go with the new kernel:
apt-get install kernel-headers-2.6.8-3-386
after that installed the update again
I rebooted, of course no more network because of what I described above.
Now, login through the console and run the following command:
This command will recompile your VMWare Tools and VMX-Net adapter !
One thing is still bugging me, when I boot my machine, I still see the “older” kernel image listed in my Grub boot loader. I don’t know if I can easily remove it. If Debian releases a couple more Kernel patches like this, I’ll have 10 kernel options to choose from when booting (every kernel image also has a “safe” boot mode)
If someone has a clue on what best practice for this situation, please send me a mail…just put info and a @ infront of my domain and I’ll be waiting 😉