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Lynis on Ubuntu 18 out of date

Folks

I noticed that my Lynis utility, which I don't use that much, was sending me messages & I thought I'd install it via apty instead of the tarball version. However the version in the Ubuntu repos is v2.6.2 while the latest actual version is 275 released on 2018-02-13.

Does anyone know why Ubuntu is lagging so far behind? Is Lynis deemed to be unnecessary? Is there something better?

Thanks

Ian

How can I get past the blank purple screen on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system?

Hi folks

After coming back from a 2 week holiday, I discovered that I couldn't get to my desktop PC's Ubuntu desktop. After entering user and password information, the information is accepted but the screen becomes a blank purple, and the mouse disappears.

What I've tried so far:
1. I can boot into CLI by adding a '3' to the appropriate line in grub.
2. I can log in remotely via ssh.
3. I can get a remote desktop GUI.

What hasn't worked:
4. Adding 'nomodeset' to the linux line in grub. If I do this, my screen goes black after logging in. (I can still SSH in and RDP in.).

Sending mail from CentOS7 VM to FX ApeosPort-IV C4475 problem

Hi Folks

I'm a long term Linux user but have never used CUPS until this week. I'm trying to print from a CentOS7 VM to a Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-IV C4475 printer which requires a user name to be specified but no password.

CUPS reports jobs are complete but nothing appears at the printer.

This is what I've tried:

1. I downloaded the linux printer driver from the Fuji Xerox website and installed it and its accompanying printer utility.

2. I've followed various guides for setting up the printer in CUPS as an LPR connection as that is what my Windows machine uses.

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Re: [CentOS] Is bind-9.8.2-0.47.rc1.el6_8.1.x86_64 vulnerable

Folks

Thanks for all the replies, especially the one with the rpm -q command in it (thanks Phil). I didn't know you could do that with rpm. Very useful indeed.

Regards

Ian

Is bind-9.8.2-0.47.rc1.el6_8.1.x86_64 vulnerable

Hi

I'd like to know if the present version of Bind in CentOS 6 (bind-9.8.2-0.47.rc1.el6_8.1.x86_64) is vulerable to CVE-2016-2776.

According to <a href="https://www.isc.org/downloads/" title="https://www.isc.org/downloads/">https://www.isc.org/downloads/</a>, version 9.8.x is End-of-Life (EOL) as of Sep 2014.

Regards

ian