SOLVED Strange Cron email from cpaddons_report.pl

Lathanael

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Hello,

since i requested my hoster to make a new installation of my VPS last weekend i get a weird looking mail from the cpanel. It mainly consists of css/html garbage (see below). I tried the forums search and google-fu but only found a thread from 2006 with no answer. Can someone explain that behaviour to me?

The VPS currently runs CentOS 6.9 and WHM/cPanel 64.0.36. It is a fresh install and i only added Softaculous via the provided installer.

Code:
        </div>
        <!-- FOOTER -->
        <script type='text/javascript' src='../libraries/jquery/1.11.3/jquery-1.11.3.min.js'></script>       

        
        <script>
            window.COMMON = window.COMMON || {};
            window.COMMON.hasRootPrivileges = false;
            window.COMMON.securityToken = "";
        </script>
        <script src="/templates/menu/topframe.min.js"></script>
        
    </body>
</html>
Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide!
 

Infopro

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That installer is pretty much painless and trouble free, in my experience. I do find a result for this on google:
"window.COMMON.hasRootPrivileges"

And that has to do with something called Template Toolkit.

You might want to consider contacting Softaculous about this to see if they have anything to add here.

Did you install anything via Softaculous or just install the script and the emails started?
 

Lathanael

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At the moment it's just Softaculous. The thing is I do not know if it started after installing Softaculous or if it was already present before. As I mentioned earlier it is a new installation of the VPS and I installed Softaculous pretty much right after the VPS was available to me. The next morning this email arrived in my inbox.

To me it looks like something tries to sent an email but somehow the format gets distorted and only the last part of the mail is actually saved and then sent as the whole <html><body> part of the beginning is missing.
 
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CBG

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I have this same issue, however I don't have Softaculous.

I got these Plugins
ConfigServer Security & Firewall
Configure ClamAV Scanner
Lets Encrypt SSL
LiteSpeed Web Server
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

This can happen when the "/usr/local/cpanel/cpaddons" directory does not exist. It's fixed in cPanel version 66 as part of the following resolution included in version 66.0.7:

Fixed case CPANEL-14261: Fix header/footer prints in cpaddons_report.pl with --notify.

In the meantime, you can recreate the missing directory on the server if it does not exist by browsing to "WHM Home » cPanel » Install cPAddons Site Software", selecting "Force Refresh of All cPAddons Site Software Sources", and clicking on "Update cPAddon Config".

Thank you.
 
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