Tag: Security

  • WordPress mass update script 3.3.2

    This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites […]

  • Distrubution release support (CentOS4/Debian 5)

    Linux distributions keep moving forwards, and as they progress older releases stop receiving security patches or updates. As part of our commitment to maintaining reliable and safe services, we would like to highlight the following announcements… CentOS-4 End Of Life The CentOS-4 distribution (current version 4.9) will be at End of Life on February 29, […]

  • Linux kernel CVE-2012-0056 vulnerability

    You have probably all heard about the recent local privilige escalation in recent Linux kernels by now. If not you can read all about it here. This only affects our recent Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric” VPSs, which by default were installed with a Linux 3.0.4 kernel. The 3.0.4 kernel was also tested to work with some […]

  • WordPress mass update script 3.1.4

    This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites […]

  • Jboss Exploits

    There is a JBoss exploit out in the wild.  See http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-0738 and https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-30741 for details.

  • WordPress mass update script 3.04 – Urgent

    From the guys at wordpress We’ve fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress’ core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it’s important that everyone update as soon as possible. I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for. […]

  • Older versions of debian and updates

    We have come across several users who run older versions of debian. This is usually fine, sometimes for some reasons users are unable to update for some time but require a package to be installed. This is where the fun begins…

  • Exploited VPS? phpmyadmin?

    Currently we are being inundated with scans and exploits looking for new machines to take over, most of these are using insecure phpmyadmin installs. If you are unsure if your box has been hacked then the things to look for are similar to this…

  • WordPress Mass Upgrade Script 3.0.1

    This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe. It pays to check each site after the upgrade to […]