Managed Hosting Monthly Security Roundup - Centos & PHP Upgrades

Managed Hosting Monthly Security Roundup – Centos & PHP Upgrades

Gemma Starkie Online Security, Security Update Roundup

CMS Live Managed Dedicated Servers Core Operating System upgraded to Centos 7.7.1908


CentOS Linux 7.7.1908 was released on 17 September 2019.

The CentOS Linux project has released an updated version of its stable Linux distribution CentOS Linux 7.7.1908. This upgrade includes corrections for previous security problems and this version made a few adjustments for the severe issue found in CentOS 7.6. CentOS is a Linux distro that is mainly maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer their time and effort. It is based upon RHEL 7.7 upstream source code.

CMS Live Managed Dedicated Servers are fully managed and maintained on a daily basis. Any system updates, patches and upgrades are processed by our team of qualified system admins.

Major PHP Vulnerabilities & Fixes available


Multiple severe vulnerabilities have been discovered in all supported PHP branches and as such, new versions of each branch have been released to patch these issues.

From the release note :

Systems affected included those prior to

PHP 7.1.31 / PHP7.2.22 / PHP7.3.9

CMS Live servers are already patched and running:

PHP 7.1.33 / PHP7.2.24 / PHP7.3.11

More about CentOS Linux 7.7.1908 release


From the release note:

We are pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1908) for the x86_64 architecture. Effectively immediately, this is the current release for CentOS Linux 7 and is tagged as 1908, derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Source Code. Updates released since the upstream release are all posted, across all architectures. We strongly recommend every user apply all updates, including the content released today, on your existing CentOS Linux 7 machine. Many packages have received important updates. Please see the upstream document for details.

What’s new in CentOS 7.7


Major changes in CentOS 7.7:

  • Python 3 is now available. Installing the Python 3 package gives you the Python 3.6 interpreter.
  • BIND version 9.11
  • chrony version 3.4
  • Since release 1503 (abrt>= 2.1.11-19.el7.centos.0.1) CentOS-7 can report bugs directly to bugs.centos.org.
  • Linux kernel version 3.10.0-1062.1.1.el7.x86_64
  • More info here

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