Tag Archives: Update

Update your Debian 6 Squeeze to Debian 7 Wheezy OVH

Today I updated my old Debian 6 Squeeze to Debian 7 Wheezy. Actually, it was quite simple.

First, make a last update of your packages.

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Debian Security Update – php5 – 05 Mar 2013

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in PHP, the web scripting language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:

  • CVE-2013-1635 If a PHP application accepted untrusted SOAP object input remotely from clients, an attacker could read system files readable for the webserver.
  • CVE-2013-1643 The soap.wsdl_cache_dir function did not take PHP open_basedir restrictions into account. Note that Debian advises against relying on open_basedir restrictions for security. Read More →

Debian Security Update – Apache2 – 04 Mar 2013

Several vulnerabilities have been found in the Apache HTTPD server.

  • CVE-2012-3499 The modules mod_info, mod_status, mod_imagemap, mod_ldap, and mod_proxy_ftp did not properly escape hostnames and URIs in HTML output, causing cross site scripting vulnerabilities.
  • CVE-2012-4558 Mod_proxy_balancer did not properly escape hostnames and URIs in its balancer-manager interface, causing a cross site scripting vulnerability.
  • CVE-2013-1048 Hayawardh Vijayakumar noticed that the apache2ctl script created the lock directory in an unsafe manner, allowing a local attacker to gain elevated privileges via a symlink attack. This is a Debian specific issue. Read More →

How to update to last kernel your debian 6 OVH box ?

I have a kimsufi Debian server on OVH.com and I want to update its Linux Debian kernel. As said on http://help.ovh.co.uk/KernelInstall, it is very easy.

You need to retrieve with a wget command the two last bzImage and System.map files from ftp://ftp.ovh.net/made-in-ovh/bzImage/latest-production specially adapted for OVH servers. You should use production releases as they are more stable that test releases, usually … Read More →

Compatibility problem between gems, RubyGems or Bundler ?

I tried a prerelease of ruby and I had a nice compatibility problem when gem update command

It seems bundler is not compatible with the new Rubygem version.

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How to deal with your custom module updates ?

At first, it can be hard to maintain and update your custom module but when you understand how it works, it’s pretty easy.

In your module.install file you will create a function for each update you want to make, for example, you forgot to add an agenda field in your content type : Read More →

Nginx Update failed on debian

I had a little problem with Debian that didn’t want to restart after an update. Of course, no site were working.

I had this message log:

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