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Sarge Kernel Image Package Question

I am hoping that you can help me.

I currently manage several Debian GNU/Linux servers which act as high volume intranet servers for a large global consulting firm. All of these servers are running Sarge. Before Tuesday, each of these servers were running the kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686 (2.6.8-16sarge1) package as their production kernels.

As part of the debian-security-announce list, I received the notification on Tuesday that new kernel packages for kernel-source-2.6.8 were released. As I normally do, I ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and was informed that no new packages were available/applicable.

I then noticed the section of the DSA 1103-1 notification where it is stated:

The following matrix explains which kernel version for which architecture
fix the problems mentioned above:

                               Debian 3.1 (sarge)
   Source                      2.6.8-16sarge3
   Alpha architecture          2.6.8-16sarge3
   HP Precision architecture   2.6.8-6sarge3
   Intel IA-32 architecture    2.6.8-16sarge3
   Intel IA-64 architecture    2.6.8-14sarge3
   Motorola 680x0 architecture 2.6.8-4sarge3
   PowerPC architecture        2.6.8-12sarge3
   IBM S/390 architecture      2.6.8-5sarge3
   Sun Sparc architecture      2.6.8-15sarge3

Having read the above, I applied the kernel-image-2.6.8-3-686 (2.6.8-16sarge3).

My question is - Does apt-get handle kernel-image package updates in Sarge as is stated in the Debian documentation (Securing Debian howto, I believe)? I was under the impression that running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade would upgrade my installed kernel packages - for example from kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686===> kernel-image-2.6.8-3-686? Or do I need to perform a manual kernel-image package installation when new kernel-image packages are released.

Please advise,

Thank you for your assistance.

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