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Offline weblady

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Secuirity Notices from WHM
« on: May 24, 2007, 08:26:56 PM »
when I login to the WebHost Manager and click on "cPanel/WHM news" I see two security alerts:

Security Notice:
A security vulnerability was discovered in cPanel which may result in privilege escalation. This vulnerability can be resolved by updating your cPanel software here. The necessary patch will occur automatically on all servers during the daily execution of upcp. If cron jobs have been disabled on your server, then you should manually update your cPanel software.

Security Notice:
There are several known Linux kernel exploits which may allow local privilege escalation. These exploits have become commonplace in recent weeks and can be avoided by ensuring that your kernel is updated to the latest available version. While cPanel will help ensure your system services and software are up to date, kernel updates are outside the scope of cPanel. Kernels with known vulnerabilities include, but are not limited to, 2.6.9-22 and 2.6.9-34. Please check your running kernel for updates periodically. This will help ensure the overall integrity of your server and data.

everything should be updated these are the versions that I am seeing in WHM:
WHM 10.8.0 cPanel 10.9.0-R10737 
CentOS 4.5 i686 - WHM X v3.1.0 

on uname -r
CentOS 2.6.9-55.ELsmp

so why are these errors still showing?..



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Re: Secuirity Notices from WHM
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 08:59:39 PM »

I am not sure why you would be seeing those errors. If you have managed hosting then you may want to email dedicated@lunarpages.com.

Hope this helps,

Offline perestrelka

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Re: Secuirity Notices from WHM
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 09:06:24 PM »
Hi Judith,

cPanel does not check the versions of software installed on the server when it displays news. You can ignore those security notices if you are sure that your server is up to date.

I hope this helps.
Kind Regards,
Vlad Artamonov


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