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Security notice for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is affected by a newly-discovered vulnerability in linux-lts-trusty. The kernel is not currently limiting the RLIMIT_STACK size, which would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in some cases. Also, SELinux was discovered not to handle empty writes to /proc/pid/attr in the proper way. This would also allow local attackers to execute code. Both vulnerabilities are …

cPanel 66 released

The latest version of cPanel is out, and as usual we bring you the highlights and things to keep in mind. Application manager launched This new feature allows you to deploy and manage Ruby applications in your account File manager UI changed (again) This time, it does seem that the update was for the better …

Fedora 26 has been released

Fedora 26 was made available a few days ago. Here are some of the highlights and things to keep in mind: Development tools have been updated to reflect latest versions, aka GCC 7, Golang 1.8, and Python 3.6 A new partitioning tool has been added to Anaconda (the installer) DNF, the package manager, comes updated with …

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 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 …