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How to find out the most recent installed packages with RPM
You probably know the last software package you installed, but are you aware of all the dependencies that were also installed? Here's a tip to help you.
Use this command to show the newest installed packages at the top: rpm -qa - -last
The newest packages will be at the top. Since the list is probably long, you might want to pipe the output to less:
rpm -qa - -last | less
Type q to exit less. You can also pipe the output with grep to search for a specific day or date with Jun as an example like this:
rpm -qa - -last | grep Jun
You can also pipe the request to a text file:
rpm -qa --last > filename
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Tuesday, Microsoft released an out-of-band security update to address the .LNK vulnerability described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2286198. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046 addresses one vulnerability in Windows, has a maximum severity rating of Critical, and an Exploitability Index rating of 1. The security vulnerability affects all supported editions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
It is recommended that customers deploy the update as soon as possible to help protect their computers from criminal attacks. The security update protects against attempts to exploit the vulnerability by several malware families.
IT professionals may also want to view the out-of-band bulletin release overview webcast with Christopher Budd, senior security response communications manager, Microsoft, for a quick synopsis of the highest risk and impact scenarios. More information on the webcast can be found on the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) blog.
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If you find your C drives on Microsoft Small Business Server edition 2008 mysteriously filling up, check the logfile folders in C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles.
WSUS seems to like to accumulate multiple gigabytes' worth of logfiles in at least one of those folders, with single files clocking up 100-300 MB!
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