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new phpbb out, cpanel installer needs updating

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by qwerty, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. qwerty

    qwerty Well-Known Member

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    Several critical issues have been discovered with phpbb <= 2.0.17 and the vendor has released 2.0.18 which fixes these issues. However the cpanel installer is currently still 2.0.17

    The phpbb holes includes a remote code execution bug which is quite serious.

    Bugzilla bug created, please vote to get the installer updated:
    http://bugzilla.cpanel.net/show_bug.cgi?id=3450 Thanks
     
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    It would be better if cPanel stops supporting phpBB at all... that piece of software is asking for trouble everytime.
     
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    2.0.18 is already on http://www.openinstaller.com, so it will likely be included in the next scripts update.
    There is instructions on that site on how you can manually update the package if you are concerned about the possible wait.
     
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    There's a surprize... ;)
     
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    When will the next scripts update be?
     
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    yeah really
     
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    In your WHM, uninstall phpBB from the scripts menu
    via SSH:
    cd /usr/local/cpanel/addons/
    wget http://www.openinstaller.com/distfiles/phpBB/phpBB.tar.bz2
    tar -jxf phpBB.tar.bz2

    Now, when you click on "Bulletin Board" inside cpanel, you will see it is version phpBB 2.0.18_1 (the _1 means they released a patch after the 2.0.18 to fix the installer)
     
  8. qwerty

    qwerty Well-Known Member

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    What's this supposed to mean ?
     
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    qwerty Well-Known Member

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    Thanks nightstorm!

    By the way, might wanna rm -rf phpBB before the wget step to get rid of the old installer files
     
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    There are core coding problems with phpBB2. Until they fix those the security updates will be endless.
     
  11. NightStorm

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    Mine were removed automatically when I uninstalled the script from WHM... but still something good to double-check in advance.
    Note that once cpanel gets up to date, you may want to re-enable phpBB management through the WHM.
    Also, take a few minutes to browse the site I linked to up there... they have a copy of phpBB that is referred to as phpBBA... which is phpBB that is supposed to be friendlier for automatic updating on mod'ed forums... essentially, it claims to make the updater actually work.
    I have not tried it yet myself, as I am still working on building my own copy of phpBB, but it might be something to consider.
     
  12. qwerty

    qwerty Well-Known Member

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    the standard phpbb installer works just fine for updating phpbb .. I've never seen it do anything bad to even customized forums, unless of course the owner edited the default theme, which is just stupid..
     
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