I want to upgrade kernel in my server


I am new on digital ocean server and I want to upgrade kernel because of “dirty COW”. when i checked in Droplets page’s Kernel it’s show this message “The kernel for this Droplet is managed internally and cannot be changed from the control panel.”

Can you tell me how can i upgrade it?

My Ubuntu version is 14.04.



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You need to do it from Droplet. SSH to your Droplet and execute following:

  1. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Update command is used to update cache, dist-upgrade will update your kernel to latest available in repository.

If you want to learn more you can take look at “Dirty COW” article on DO