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EasyApache 4 2019-1-9 Maintenance Release

Update:

This release included the new ea-apache24-mod_lsapi package, which caused a problem for some customers that use CloudLinux. We have removed that package from our repo and will be working with the team at CloudLinux to ensure the problem does not reoccur. If your server was impacted by this problem, please run these commands:

yum remove ea-apache24-mod_lsapi ea-liblsapi
yum reinstall liblsapi
yum install ea-apache24-mod_lsapi

If you have further problems, please do reach out to your hosting provider, or to our technical support team.


SUMMARY
cPanel, L.L.C. has updated RPMs for EasyApache 4 with Ruby version 2.4.5. This release addresses vulnerabilities related to CVE-2018-16396 and CVE-2018-16395. We strongly encourage all Ruby users to update to version 2.4.5.

AFFECTED VERSIONS
All versions of Ruby through Ruby 2.4.4

SECURITY RATING
The National Vulnerability Database (NIST) has given the following severity ratings to these CVEs:

CVE-2018-16395 – CRITICAL
Ruby 2.4.5
Fixed bug related to CVE-2018-16839

CVE-2018-16396 – HIGH
Ruby 2.4.5
Fixed bug related to CVE-2018-16840

SOLUTION
cPanel, L.L.C. has released updated RPMs for EasyApache 4 on January 9, 2019, with Ruby version 2.4.5. Unless you have enabled automatic RPM updates in your cron, update your system with either yum update or WHM’s Run System Update interface.

REFERENCES
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-16395
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-16396
https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2018/10/17/ruby-2-4-5-released/

For the PGP-signed message, please see EA4 CVE 2019-1-9.signed.

More Information

Check out the Release notes and the 2019 EasyApache 4 Changelog. All of the details about all this release can be found in the EasyApache 4 Release Notes.

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