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"logwatch" vanished after WHM/CPanel Update

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JapAniManga.ch, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. JapAniManga.ch

    JapAniManga.ch Well-Known Member

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    "logwatch" vanished after WHM/CPanel Update

    Hello,

    at the first Time I made a manual 'Update System Software' I saw this on the first Line:

    error: package logwatch is not installed


    Got this on both Server (RH7.2), so I installed the LOGWATCH-Package from the RedHat Site.

    Now Today (~ 2-3 Days later) I made again a manuall 'Update System Software' and once again I got a ...

    error: package logwatch is not installed

    I looked on the Server and ... hey where is My manuall installed LOGWATCH-Package ????

    OK I can once again install this Package but I dont have the Time to make this every Day again and again and again !

    Are I'm the only one with this Problem ? What does the others think about it ??



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  2. bdraco

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    Logwatch currently has a root exploit .... I have a working copy in my inbox .. I think its best to not have it installed until the logwatch author produces a patch.
     
  3. JapAniManga.ch

    JapAniManga.ch Well-Known Member

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    aahhaaa.. OK then is all fine.

    One little Note: Hows about when you write in the WHM-News also about the Exploit's ?!? Something like this: .. ROOT EXPLOIT &LOGWATCH&. Has been autom. removed with Update ???.
     
  4. bdraco

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    [quote:24f37824c3][i:24f37824c3]Originally posted by AnimeHosting.net[/i:24f37824c3]

    aahhaaa.. OK then is all fine.

    One little Note: Hows about when you write in the WHM-News also about the Exploit's ?!? Something like this: .. ROOT EXPLOIT &LOGWATCH&. Has been autom. removed with Update ???.[/quote:24f37824c3]

    Its usually better to let the author of the program know before making the exploit public as they can produce a patch. If everyone knows about it someone is going to figure it out, start breaking into systems because nobody has a patched version installed...
     
  5. HollyRidge

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    Yeah it would be nice to know about this. You should NEVER remove files unless you at least provide some kind of warning. Also if you know of a exploit why dont you report this to the author so they may fix it. So far nothing not seeing any report there since before the last version was put out.

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    for those that dont want it removed you can chattr the directory so that cpanel cant remove it.

    chattr +i /etc/log.d/

    To remove the block...

    chattr -i /etc/log.d/

    That should do it.

    Also just to point out there are still no reports over there about any vunerability with logwatch.

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