Updates to Linux packages CentOS, OpenSSL, etc

Hey guys,
I am interested in the best method to upgrade individual packages as well as CentOS OS itself.

I am sure you guys are aware of the OpenSSL issue and I am trying to get that package updated and well as the OS.

I read on here about update scripts, but I am unaware of how to update this system outside of Yum and the built-in module update in the GUI.

Thanks for your time,

It all depends on how the system was installed.

Upgrading FreePBX Distro: http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/FD/Updating+FreePBX+Official+Distro

OpenSSL: http://www.freepbx.org/forum/general-help/openssl-cve20140160-heartbleed

From the Asterisk NOW release that included FreePBX. This is a recent build from December 2013.

CentOS 6.4 with Asterisk 11.6

Currently FreePBX with the updated core Planning on doing later this evening.

I did some package updates with Yum prior to asking this question and was lucky I had a VM snapshot just before I doing that. I am not sure if it broke any telephony functionality but the GUI was not happy so I decided to rollback and try to get smart online.

Thanks for the information, I will read over these.

This will make the IA guys happen if I can get some of the packages updated that are setting off vulnerability issue alerts.

The information I provided is specific to the FreePBX Distro. This information does NOT apply to AsteriskNOW which is it’s own project.


This is going to sound dumb, but I can’t exactly remember how I ended up with FreePBX. I thought I installed AsteriskNOW and it gave me the option to install FreePBX. I do remember starting over a few times. I originally used a production build VM template we use of pure Asterisk as a B2BUA. This didn’t give me all the features I needed for our NOC. We needed the IVR, ring groups, etc.

However, that stable build link looks very familiar.


Perhaps, I’ll just build this into a VM and start over to make sure I’m on this track and can get the updates as needed.

Is that way to check?

Got to read more carefully…

To find out what version your FreePBX Distro is please execute this command from the Linux CLI.
cat /etc/asterisk/freepbxdistro-version on older systems
cat /etc/schmooze/pbx-version on newer systems

Yep, looks like I need to start over to take advantage of these FreePBX upgrade paths.

Thanks for the information!