Updates 12-13-2011

So I finally got to catch up with all the WordPress updates.
Every site I manage is now running WordPress 3.3.

All plugins are up to date…
Themes are updated… code has been adjusted to be valid…

I also did a apt-get upgrade and dovecot of course was updated.
svn pull on roundcubemail had some changes…

So the updates end.

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Debian + Apache 2 (CVE-2011-1176)

Debian pushed the apache update finally (get to disable the workaround)
apache2 (2.2.16-6+squeeze1) stable-security; urgency=high
* Fix CVE-2011-1176 in apache2-mpm-itk: If NiceValue was set, the default
with no AssignUserID was to run as root:root instead of the default
user and group. Closes: #618857

So that should close the issue…
Thanks Debian and Apache for the fix!

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Super Upgrade Mode…

So tonight I finally got to roll the Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) update on Inexistence.
There may be some hiccups for the next few days as I fix anything that it broke.

I also started rolling IPv6 support now.
I will start adding AAAA dns records as I continue to test the functionality of each host.
All AAAA records have been set for all hosts now.

So please be patient if you notice anything break, I will more than likely be made aware
of it as it happens and will fix it as soon as I can…

Thanks and enjoy as always!

Updates to follow below (for any hiccups and their fixes):
Slight hiccup detected with sendmail: local emailing (aka cron jobs) weren’t working as
expected thanks to submit.mc snafu. Fixed now from my preliminary tests aka all
my cron job emails are coming in.

Did some changes to apache2 to improve performance and security.

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SQL the constant headache…

So tonight I went from the stable version of mysql 5.0.51a to 5.1.49 from debian backports.

We’ve been having issues with database corruptions hopefully this will help out.
Please let me know if any of your sql powered sites have issues…

As always enjoy and I hope everything is great on your end…

Update – 10/18/2010
So the backport upgrade really didn’t help much…
I now have a custom shell script I wrote checking the databases every day around 4am.
If you site goes down around then don’t be surprised and a refresh of your browser should do the trick..
(It takes about 2 to 4 seconds to run and re-spawns mysql to fix the OOM issue it still causes)
I cannot wait till squeeze comes out (next version of Debian).

That is all…

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SSH Access…

All SSH access is currently denied for all users as there is a rather evil kernel bug:
Hole in Linux kernel provides root rights

Of course Debian hasn’t patched this in backports yet (which we currently use).
So until this is fixed please drop me a support ticket if you really need shell access.

Otherwise please be patient and I’ll let you know when I lift the ban…

Debian has fixed this with the latest backport kernel upgrade.
Enjoy your shell access again folks!

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