Let’s not Meltdown…

by on Jan.13, 2018, under Ultimate Edition

A security vulnerability has hit the net. I have never worried about trojans, virii my entire life building O/S’s, today is a new animal. Impressive, most impressive Darth Vader. What we are dealing with is massive. Every O/S / device on the planet will be effected by this individual that wrote it, like I said impressive. I have written Virus’s err Virii, never to impose on the planet.

Let’s try and make things better here in Ultimate Edition Land.

I have seen my main rig lock over the same, I have a server sitting across the room, absolutely unaffected by the onslaught. Why? Newer kernel than my main rig. It is being addressed on multiple levels.

Lets start here, a newer server version has been released Ultimate Edition 5.7.1 LTS Server (it is a long term supported release). Legion our 32 core was in the mix of building you a new release, it too will not be affected by the vulnerability.

Welcome aboard Ultimate Edition 5.6 Gamers. Before you ask, yes there will be a rebuild on Ultimate Edition 5.6 (5.6.1) & plain Jane Ultimate Edition 5.7 to 5.7.1.

If you are running any Linux based Operating System open a terminal:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If it pulls down and installs a kernel higher or equal to 4.13.0-29-generic, after you reboot you will be fine.

We like data here:

Distro: Ultimate Edition
Version: 5.6
KERNEL: 4.13.0-29-generic
LTS (Long term supported): Yes
Data Preparer:
Data Publisher: TMOSB
Type: Gamers
Default Desktop Environment(DE): Mate
Isoname: ultimate-edition-5.6-x64-gamers.iso
Installed Size: 13,254,070,272 bytes.
Ultimate Edition 5.6 Gamers LTS “Artful Aardvark” – Release amd64 (20180113)
Build logs:
URL: http://ultimateedition.info/Ultimate_Edition_/

Please note: The above url, may not work if the release has not been made public.

We like data.

root@learnlnux:/home/legion/wip2# ls -la /var/www/html/ultimate-edition-5.6-x64-gamers.iso
-rw-r–r– 1 www-data www-data 3996680192 Jan 13 19:40 /var/www/html/ultimate-edition-5.6-x64-gamers.iso
root@learnlnux:/home/legion/wip2# md5sum /var/www/html/ultimate-edition-5.6-x64-gamers.iso
3e841e2a3e30e79453046d1759774af9 /var/www/html/ultimate-edition-5.6-x64-gamers.iso

Yes, I have your back, so does sourceforge.


2 Comments for this entry

  • Jozsef

    I don’t expect many chances to offer any useful information here but today I can tell you that the plural of virus is actually viruses. You can look it up if you feel so inclined. Virus’s would be possessive, as in the virus’s home or the virus’s car, although I don’t think a virus could pass a driver’s test so it’s not a very good example. 😉

    Be well!

    • TheeMahn

      Did you think I would not look it up? 😉 You are correct, I am not impervious to error. Back in the early 90’s if you had multiple Virus’s was called Virri. Do you have 2 mouses or do you have two mice. I appreciate the grammatical correctiveness. Let me tell you a story I swear is true. My father is a card. He told me the same about mice & also told me there are 2 snakes in a snick. The world is a abominable source of false data.

      Tell me if this is true & I feel I am the king of “Idioms” <- please feel to "Google" it if you so desire. Have you ever heard the term "cat got your tongue". Where does the idiom reside from and meaning. I enjoy these calm moments before the storm 😉

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