Introduction

Software is complex and constantly changing. Bugs are inevitable. Before the internet age, bugs were just faults to fix. Now, they are opportunities, one of the ways hackers get unauthorized access to systems. The cybersecurity industry thrives on this threat. Their products ‘defend’ and ‘protect’ but cannot plug a simple security loophole: the exploitation of vulnerabilities that persist in outdated and unpatched operating systems and applications.

This article reviews the background to this problem, and gives tips to remedy it using unattended update packages for Ubuntu, Red Hat and Fedora, and live patching solutions from KernelCare, Kgraft, Ksplice, and Livepatch.

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Do you want to use KernelCare for rebootless kernel updates? But what if you are running an unsupported distribution? What if your kernel is custom, self-compiled, special, or just old? KernelCare provides Custom Kernel Patching so that your company can benefit from live patching service for your kernel. The experts on our security and kernel development team can update your kernels using KernelCare technology to apply patches to the running kernel without the need to reboot servers.

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