November 4, 2016

Nonprofits Can Live Patch Kernels for Free, Even Fix the Dirty Cow Issue

In light of the recent Dirty Cow exploit, said by experts to be the “Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever, CloudLinux has decided to push forward their prior plans to offer KernelCare for free for nonprofit organizations so that they can protect themselves from critical vulnerabilities including the Dirty Cow CVE-2016-5195.

KernelCare provides Linux kernel security updates without the need to reboot servers. Once KernelCare is installed - without a reboot - it will bring kernels up-to-date with all security patches instantly. KernelCare supports most popular Linux distributions, installs in just minutes with a single line of code.

Since most nonprofit organizations have limited IT resources and are unable to consistently update kernels, KernelCare can help tremendously by bringing kernels up to date with all security patches and keep them secure going forward.

KernelCare delivers a super-fast release of security patches for new vulnerabilities, like the recent Dirty COW privilege escalation. It helps keep Linux secure and stable but now also free for nonprofit organizations. Regular KernelCare pricing is under $3 per server per month, but if you are a nonprofit organization and would like to use out-of-the-box KernelCare, you can request a complimentary unlimited license by writing to nonprofit [ at ]

KernelCare supports:

  • Red Hat RHEL 5.x, 6.x and 7.x
  • CentOS 5.x, 6.x and 7.x
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS
  • Xen4CentOS 6 and Xen4CentOS 7
  • Virtuozzo/OpenVZ 2.6.32
  • Debian 6 and 7
  • And more.
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