Keep getting alerts for "Software Security Notice - Script installs need upgrading" for non-existent installs

Operating System & Version
CentOS 6.10 with CLOUDLINUX
cPanel & WHM Version
78.0.46

adamreece.webbox

Active Member
Nov 3, 2016
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Root Administrator
Hello,

I keep getting daily alerts for a WordPress installation, of which was originally created via cPanel, though no longer exists.

Hello root,

In order to protect the security of your users' websites, we recommend that you
upgrade the following scripts installed via the "Scripts Library" in the cPanel interface:

[the-username]
- WordPress.0 v4.2.1
Location: at http://the-url/
Latest: v4.8.3
Upgrade here: https://the-server:2083/frontend/pa...orkinginstall=cPanel::Blogs::WordPress.0.yaml
Although it appears someone had deleted this by simply removing the physical files and database, cPanel must have a record somewhere through the Software feature thinking this still exists and is out of date.

How can I terminate that record? This WordPress is long gone and completely unrequired.

Thanks,
Adam
 

cPanelLauren

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Hello,

Is the site listed at cPanel>>Applications>>Wordpress Manager? If you select "Discover Sites" does that information change? If not and if you're sure the files at the location noted no longer contain the installation in question here you can go to /home/$user/.cpaddons/ and find the yaml file that represents it and remove it. This should stop the notification
 
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adamreece.webbox

Active Member
Nov 3, 2016
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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Root Administrator
Thanks for your reply Lauren.
It was indeed listed and I had already tried discover sites though that didn't work, but removing the definition from ".cpaddons" should do the trick. :)

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Edit: Not seeing a notice for this in our sysadmin mailbox this morning, looks like it worked. Thanks again Lauren!
 
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