SOLVED Does WHM/cPanel need/use Telnet?

ItsMattSon

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Hi guys,

Noticed Telnet can be executed by any users with shell access (which is just me, but still haha). Does WHM/cPanel need it for anything?

I'm going to remove read/execute for the Other group from the binary. Any objections?
 

Eminds

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Well telnet basically used to check port connectivity so I dont think telnet is required on the server , however if at all for some reason if you need to check port connectivity from your server to another then you may need it.
 

ItsMattSon

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Ah yep. Thought as much - Thanks

I don't necessarily need to get rid of it, I just want to restrict its usage to root but I was wondering if perhaps WHM/cPanel scripts use it in some way :)