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All this security junk in whm -> how to remove?

Discussion in 'Security' started by robertall, May 27, 2006.

  1. robertall

    robertall Member

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    Hello,

    When i woke this morning, i saw this in my WHM panel

    'Important Notice: Incompatible versions of Mysql 4.0.x and NPTL based systems.
    If you are running a newer linux system which is NPTL based (CentOS 4, Fedora 3+, RHE 4, etc) and are having problems with MySQL 4.0.x (versions later then 4.0.23*), we recommend upgrading to MySQL 4.1.x as we have determined that there are compatibility issues on these platforms. You can easily upgrade to 4.1.x by changing the Mysql Version in Tweak Settings
    If you are worried about compatibility with MySQL 4.0, be sure to check the box labeled: Use old style (4.0) passwords with mySQL 4.1. in Tweak Settings.
    If you are unsure if your system is NPTL based, run getconf GNU_LIBPTHREAD_VERSION at the command line and see if it displays NPTL.
    * 4.0.23 does not have any known issues, but is subject to security vulnerabilities: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1516, http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1517
    Severity: '

    I ran it in PuTTY and it didnt come up with NPTL, and therefore i am fine, i think anyway.

    In the whm menu at the top is this;

    'Insecure
    Click for Secure Site'

    Which goes to SSL (https), do i need to use this in whm and cpanel, or is it safe to use non-SSL?

    The reason i am asking is because at school when i need to do something quickly, ports 2087 and 2083 are blocked totally, and even if i did use SSL at home, it would be so slow, i would fall to sleep
     
  2. vijeesh

    vijeesh Member

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    security junk in whm

    Only If your OS is NPTL based you need to upgrade your mysql. Otherwise you can simply ignore that warning.
    About the ssl ports,it will be better to use whm in secure mode .
     
  3. robertall

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    Thanks for your help. I will just ignore it. There is no point using SSL because the server is too slow as it is...
     
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