What am I running?

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Fri Apr 18 16:41:55 PDT 2003

Ben Blonder wrote:
> I recently became aware of a security problem on my system (detailed at
> ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-02:08.exec.asc)
> I installed FreeBSD 4.4 the first day it came out, so I think I'm running
> 4.4-RELEASE. However, the security advisory recommends solutions for
> RELENG_4_4 or 4.4-STABLE.

Probably running 4.4-RELEASE.  "uname -a" will tell you.

> My question: can I use a patch for one of those branches on my system or
> will it muck something up?

It's likely to work.  But you're probably better off updating to the RELENG_4_4
branch as it has all the security fixes for 4.4.

Basically, if you can apply the patch without errors and the system builds,
you're probably good to go.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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