KernelCare supports many distros, but does it work with your kernel?

May 11, 2020 4:54:00 AM / by Inna Gordin

KernelCare supports many distributions, but does it work with your kernel?

KernelCare supports a large number of distributions and kernel versions. List of all supported distributions, kernels, as well as patches for them is available at patches.kernelcare.com.

However, to be absolutely sure your kernel is supported, we have a simple script that you can run on your server:

https://github.com/iseletsk/kernelchecker/blob/master/py/kc-compat.py

It can be executed by running either of these shortened versions:

curl -s https://kernelcare.com/checker | python

Or

wget -qq -O - https://kernelcare.com/checker | python

The response will be one of:

  • COMPATIBLE: kernel supported by KernelCare.
  • UNSUPPORTED: KernelCare doesn’t recognize the kernel.
  • UNSUPPORTED; INSIDE CONTAINER: running inside the container, unable to patch kernel.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.


About KernelCare

KernelCare is a live patching system that patches Linux kernel vulnerabilities automatically, with no reboots. It's used on over 300,000 servers, and has been used to patch servers running for 6+ years. It works with all major Linux distributions, such as RHEL, CentOS, Amazon Linux, and Ubuntu. It also interoperates with common vulnerability scanners such as Nessus, Tenable, Rapid7, and Qualys. To talk with a consultant about how KernelCare might meet your enterprise’s specific needs, contact us directly at sales@kernelcare.com.

Topics: KernelCare Blog, Distributions

Inna Gordin

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