Please don't install 6.0. It's more than 2 years old and has numerous security vulnerabilities. The latest release is 6.4 and is the preferred release. If your software vendor has specifi... [by TrevorH]
That's not how it works though, 6 is the symlink to the latest release and 6.3 is that at the moment. Once a sub-release has been superceded by a later version, it only stays on the mirrors fo... [by TrevorH]
Just running `yum install firefox` will get you the latest and patched version of firefox 10ESR (Extended Support Release) which, while not the latest and greatest shiny release, is perfectly funct... [by TrevorH]
Since you're a perfection artist you'll obviously want to do this the right way(tm). Search for and install the latest epel-release RPM for your version of CentOS (probably epel-release-6... [by TrevorH]
First step is to run `yum update` and get up to date. That's the original 6.0 kernel and has numerous bugs and security vulnerabilities in it. Upadte ASAP for those and hope that a side effect... [by TrevorH]
LWN reports that Red Hat has published a white paper covering the state of security for the first five years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 was released on February 15th, 2005. This report takes a look at the state of security for the first five years from release.
Your first step should be to run `yum update` and try a kernel that is not 4 years old! If the rest of your system is at a similar level then you have numerous unpatched vulnerabilities present and... [by TrevorH]