cPanel Security Updates TSR-2016-0005 - 9/30/2016
Posted by Rich J on 30 September 2016 10:38 AM
Beginning on the night of 9/30/16 we will begin upgrading cPanel on ALL Dedicated and VPS servers to ensure all services are running the latest and most secure version of cPanel. There is no reason to believe this will cause any issues with your VPS or Dedicated server, and will not change any settings or cause any downtime of your services.
If you have ANY questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Our helpdesk is staffed 24/7/365.
*** If you have a reseller account, please know that the server you are on is already updated. There is nothing you need to do or worry about. ***
cPanel has released new builds for all public update tiers. These updates provide targeted changes to address security concerns with the cPanel & WHM product.
The following cPanel & WHM versions address all known vulnerabilities:
188.8.131.52 & Greater
This Targeted Security Release addresses 4 vulnerabilities in cPanel & WHM software versions 11.58, 11.56, 11.54, and 11.52.
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PHP & MySQL Upgrades Beginning September 9, 2016
Posted by Will Hester on 03 March 2016 06:10 PM
As many of may already know, PHP versions 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4 have reached end of life (EOL). This means PHP authors will no longer support these versions with patches for security vulnerabilities and bugs found in the software (https://secure.php.net/supported-versions.php). Our servers feature third party backported code patches that resolved security issues with versions beyond the EOL. Unfortunately, the patches for these older versions have been discontinued. Without backported patches or official security updates from PHP.net; we can no longer support these deprecated versions and will be removing PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.2 from our servers. We are committed to improving the security, stability, and performance of your servers. As part of that commitment; we will be upgrading MySQL and PHP from EOL versions to PHP 5.6 starting on September 9, 2016. As with all our upgrades, best practices will be used to ensure a smooth and seamless transition to the new PHP versions.
Although we backup your servers, it is a wise practice to keep a backup for yourself. If you do not have an automatic backup solution in place then now is the time to install one or at least create a manual backup of your website.
*Please note: customers on dedicated and VPS plans will not be impacted by the upgrades.
Co Pilot of System Operations
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