View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help with kernel version v.s. package version numbers

October 8th, 2009, 11:39 AM
Recently I read http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-819-1 which explains about a kernel bug fix for CVE-2009-2692. I'm running Ubuntu 8.10. The article says to install one of the following to fix the problem:

linux-image-2.6.27-14-generic 2.6.27-14.39
linux-image-2.6.27-14-server 2.6.27-14.39
linux-image-2.6.27-14-virtual 2.6.27-14.39

Okay. From this I decide I need .39 or higher and I chose the generic one to be appropriate to my needs. This is where the confusion begins. I ran "apt-get update" followed by synaptic. When choosing a high version linux-image from synaptic I'm told that I should actually be installing the meta package so the correct associated tools are installed too. The problem is I can't tell from looking at the meta package what the exact kernel version is it installs. After installing the meta package "uname -r" only tells me I have kernel version 2.6.27-14-generic installed. I don't know if this is actually version:
2.6.27-14.37 or 2.6.27-14.39 or 2.6.27-14.40 or 2.6.27-14.41??

Please tell me how to identify the exact version of kernel I'm running and also how to know precisely which kernel the linux-image meta package points to (prefereably before installing it?)