KernelCare, a product of CloudLinux – the operating system for shared web hosting providers, now fixes recent Linux vulnerabilities for multiple Linux distributions without the need to reboot servers.
On May 1st 2018, a new vulnerability CVE-2018-1000199 – which can lead to corruption and DoS – was disclosed for Linux kernel. The error reported has illustrated exploits for x86 kernels, but other kernels can be affected as well.
KernelCare users would have those vulnerabilities patched now without the reboots that are required by Linux system vendors.
“Our dedicated team of kernel developers work around the clock to deliver patches that fix vulnerability issues without customers needing to reboot servers,” said Igor Seletskiy, CEO of CloudLinux. “We are the only vendor supporting live patching for many distributions that has rolled out patches to fix some of the most critical vulnerabilities, such as Meltdown, and we are very proud of the Kernel experts we have on our team.
Endurance, LiquidWeb, Dell
Launched 4 years ago, CloudLinux KernelCare supports most popular Linux distributions including CentOS and RHEL, Xen4CentOS, OpenVZ & Virtuozzo, Debian, Ubuntu, and others.
Companies like Dell, Endurance, and LiquidWeb have been protecting their kernels against security vulnerabilities, such as Meltdown and Spectre (without reboots). KernelCare would deliver virtually no performance impact during updates.