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 …

cPanel version 64 is now stable – here are the highlights

cPanel has announced that version 64 is now considered stable. Here are some of the highlights: API authentication via tokens. cPanel/WHM has traditionally worked with access hashes. If for example you want to connect WHMCS to WHM, you do it via access hash. That will slowly start to change as API tokens are preferred. Entire …

How to setup Let’s Encrypt on CentOS

Let’s Encrypt is the new cool kid in town. What’s cooler than automated, free certificates that are as secure as commercial SSL certs, but come with none of the pain associated with having to validate and renew your certs? The future of domain-validated certificates lies on Let’s Encrypt, and today we’ll be looking at how to …

How to setup Python Anaconda in CentOS

CentOS is a minimalistic distribution by nature. It was designed that way and there are countless benefits to not including things that certain users will not need or find useful. When it comes to Python, CentOS does come with a base Python package but not much else. For the Pythonic power users out there, a more …

AutoSSL for proxy subdomains now supported in cPanel

AutoSSL was launched as a cPanel feature last year. It allows for the automatic generation of domain-validated SSL certs in any accounts in which it has been enabled. More recently, the feature is also integrated with Let’s Encrypt. We will write a post about the caveats of using Let’s Encrypt later down the road, but …