You probably don't want to know this but php 5.2.3 is riddled with security holes and definitely should not be used on anything that is externally facing. Even the latest 5.2.17 is unsupported... [by TrevorH]
Anything is possible but you're talking about deploying one of the most widely exploited packages on the net on an unsupported operating system that has no further security patches coming down... [by TrevorH]
I've read around that installing an Ubuntu desktop on top of an Ubuntu Server provides security holes and performance issues. But I can't find anywhere as to describe what security holes would develop from doing this? I am thinking of installing a light weight desktop such as Xubuntu. Can anyone explain further? What type of security holes? Do I need to be concerned?
Adobe has posted 2 emergency patches in the last week for flash that they say are for security holes were someone can actually take control of your computer, and the article on Yahoo claimed this affected not just Windows, but Linux and other OS's.
I know Adobe stopped support for Linux, so my question is do we have the same holes in our last version of flash, and indeed what can someone actually
The difference is that the Sun/Oracle JDK RPMs update /usr/java/latest to point to the latest version you have installed. If you use the 'latest' path in your application then just instal... [by TrevorH]