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ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux version 10.2.2.0 installs old kernel header files


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When installing Endpoint for Linux 10.2.2.0 on my Ubuntu machine, i see that this installs these kernel headers:

$ sudo ./eeau.x86_64.bin
...
Extracting:
eea-10.2.2.0-ubuntu18.x86_64.deb

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'eea' instead of './eea-10.2.2.0-ubuntu18.x86_64.deb'
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libelf-dev libnss3-tools linux-headers-5.15.0-102 linux-headers-5.15.0-102-generic linux-headers-generic linux-headers-generic-hwe-20.04
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  eea libelf-dev libnss3-tools linux-headers-5.15.0-102 linux-headers-5.15.0-102-generic linux-headers-generic linux-headers-generic-hwe-20.04
0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.

This does not match my current kernel version:

$ uname -a
Linux kees-XPS-13-9300 6.5.0-27-generic #28~22.04.1-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Fri Mar 15 10:51:06 UTC 2 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Why is there a mismatch? Would this not cause errors?

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28 minutes ago, kees said:

When installing Endpoint for Linux 10.2.2.0 on my Ubuntu machine, i see that this installs these kernel headers:

$ sudo ./eeau.x86_64.bin
...
Extracting:
eea-10.2.2.0-ubuntu18.x86_64.deb

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'eea' instead of './eea-10.2.2.0-ubuntu18.x86_64.deb'
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libelf-dev libnss3-tools linux-headers-5.15.0-102 linux-headers-5.15.0-102-generic linux-headers-generic linux-headers-generic-hwe-20.04
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  eea libelf-dev libnss3-tools linux-headers-5.15.0-102 linux-headers-5.15.0-102-generic linux-headers-generic linux-headers-generic-hwe-20.04
0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.

This does not match my current kernel version:

$ uname -a
Linux kees-XPS-13-9300 6.5.0-27-generic #28~22.04.1-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Fri Mar 15 10:51:06 UTC 2 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Why is there a mismatch? Would this not cause errors?

Hi kees,

this is result of one package that is supporting ubuntu 18/20/22 and therefore headers also for older versions are installed. Kernel modules compilation uses only headers for currently running kernel, if they are not present, compilation fails otherwise modules are build and loaded. 

Regards,

Kurco

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