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    Linux Centos 6 issue

    It has come to our attention that there is a Linux local root exploit and itís spreading rapidly.

    This exploit uses a previously unannounced vulnerability in the Kernel relating to the performance counter subsystem in order to escalate privileges to root.

    Because this system is a recent advancement in the kernel, only CentOS 6 should be impacted by this vulnerability.

    Due to the nature of the disclosure, RedHat didnít have sufficient time to release a patched kernel.
    However we have made some adjustments to our shared hosting boxes and all managed boxes for our clients. (We have also informed all our clients that have servers with us about the issue)

    This IS NOT a permanent fix and once RedHat releases a patch we will take immediate measures to apply all the necessary updates/patches.

    As soon as CentOS picks up the new kernel from the upstream, we will be able to upgrade your kernel and fix the vulnerability.

    For clients running cPanel version 11.34 and lower, just turn off the compilers (something that for security reasons you should have done already. This will stop access to the C Compiler for underprivileged users, thus ensuring the exploit cannot be used.

    Last edited by GOZEN; 05-19-2013 at 04:32 PM.
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    We have already applied the patches and all servers are in good shape and secure
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