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#1 2018-12-29 00:30

From: Italy
Registered: 2017-11-24
Posts: 12

Orion 1.8 kernel

I just updated an old PC rarely used by my parents, mostly offline, from Orion 1.4 to Orion 1.8 with dist-upgrade.

I expected to find kernel updated to 3.16.59-1 ; this should be Debian Jessie latest kernel.
In fact I found "3.16.0-7-686-pae" if I run "uname -r" command.
Otherwise i get the string "Linux nx7400 3.16.0-7-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.59-1 (2018-10-03) i686 GNU/Linux" if I run "uname -a" command.
Is it correct?

I updated SeaMonkey to the latest version, downloading the latest linux bundle directly from their web site.

Can I consider this whole configuration quite secure, considering Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities?
I don't want to loose too much time on this old machine.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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#2 2018-12-29 07:20

From: U.K.
Registered: 2016-01-28
Posts: 755

Re: Orion 1.8 kernel

That all looks OK - you're seeing the family then the individual (if that analogy makes any sense)

I use SeaMonkey primarily for the email module - it is just so much better than T/Bird as supplied these days.

Suggest you add this repository to your system all main

Then run this

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver C1289A29

That way it will update with other programs etc. when you run upgrades.

As regards the bogies - TBH  there are a million different vulnerabilities out there somewhere - Meltdown is just one.

The latest SeaMonkey - 2.94 is based on Firefox ESR 52.9. The Spectre patches were applied in 52.6 and various T/bird patches have been backdated as well.

Last edited by bin (2018-12-29 07:21)


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