EasyApache 12 July 2017 release notes

An EasyApache4 update has been released with the following PHP versions:  5.6.31, 7.0.21, and 7.1.7. PHP users of the following versions are affected by the update: All versions of PHP 5.6 through 5.6.30 All versions of PHP 7.0 through 7.0.20 All versions of PHP 7.1 through 7.1.6 If you’re a cPanel user and you don’t have …

Notes on Debian 9

A couple of weeks ago Debian 9 was officially released. For the time-pressed Linux geeks among us, here are some of the highlights of this new release. It remains ‘freer’ than Ubuntu, as it is still not shipping with any proprietary software The Mozilla Foundation and Debian have settled their dispute, meaning that Firefox and …

How to install & configure CSF [Configure Server Firewall] in Ubuntu

Config Server Firewall is a free, open source advanced firewall that can be used in most Linux-based servers. Apart from basic functionality CSF also filters packets, and includes security features like login/flood/intrusion detections. CSF has a UI for cPanel, Webmin, and DirectAdmin. Config Server Firewall can identify attacks like SYN floods and port scans login …

How to load balance sites with HAProxy when using SSL

HAProxy is a freely distributed, open source load balancer. It load balances TCP service. It is free, reliable and fast, offering high-availability, load-balancing and proxy-ing for TCP & HTTP applications. It’s an excellent choice for high traffic or bandwidth-consuming web sites. For the last few years it has been a standard load balancer, bundled with many Linux distributions, …

Stack Clash Linux vulnerability

A new critical vulnerability has been identified, affecting the memory region called the ‘stack’ in multiple systems, including Linux. Attackers may use this vulnerability to corrupt the memory and execute code at their discretion. If you’re using RedHat-based systems or Debian, you can read more about it, including how to patch, here: https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/stackguard https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3889  

cPanel 58 to go EOL soon

cPanel has announced that version 58 will soon go EOL. After July of the present year, version 58 will no longer receive any kind of updates or support. Make sure to check all of your servers running cPanel and verify that they’re all running versions 64 and above.

Critical Samba vulnerability detected

A critical vulnerability has been detected with Samba, affecting versions 3.5 and onwards. If you’re using Samba to easily integrate between remote Unix and Windows environment, you may want to patch the software ASAP. Here are more details of the detected vulnerability: An exploit consisting of just one line of code is enough for an …

How to use RPM in CentOS 7

Red Hat Packages Manager – RPM is an open source organization utility for any Red Hat based structures (RHEL, CentOS and Fedora). The utility allows admins as well as users to install, uninstall, update, verify, query and manage the system software package in Linux/Unix/ systems. The system works with the .rpm format, which consolidates collected programming tasks and …

cPanel security update: Horde MySQL to SQLite conversion vulnerability

cPanel has announced a recently discovered vulnerability in the process of converting Horde MySQL to SQLite. The problem arises when the conversion process requires a MySQL password reset. In this scenario, the password is passed to the script as a command line argument, making it visible to attackers in a `ps` process listing. The vulnerability is addressed …

Linux 4.11 notes: update your Arch install

Linux’s newest kernel, 4.11, was released just over 10 days ago. It’s mostly a hardware update, with plenty of new drivers. However, Arch received some updates. If you’re an Arch user, you should look into updating to get all the latest benefits. You can see the full list of modifications here and download the latest …