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What about secutiry-issues in Plesk-RPMs?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by zeeman, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. zeeman

    zeeman Guest

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    Hi!

    I've got a question according to the RPMs installed by the PSA-setup (I use SuSE10 OSS):

    The setup installs a lot of RPMs that are not in the SuSE-packagetree.

    What happens if there's a security hole in one of these packages?
    I don't talk about distro-packages like OpenSSH or so!

    Fo exampe what happens if the psa-courir-imap-rpm has a security hole?
    Will Swsoft deliver an updated rpm?
    Have I to update the package by my own?
    If I have to update the package own my own, where do I get additional information like used patches, installation-prefix and so on?
     
  2. Who-m3

    Who-m3 Guest

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    The most recent security update SW-Soft released was related to Horde's security flaw. Shortly after the public notice was out, pressure hit SWSoft to update the RPMs made available to Plesk 8 users (as we use "custom" versions of Horde). Within two days, if I remember correctly, an update was available with a hotfix to Plesk that was supposed to fix a few other bugs as well. Horde's security issue was resolved, other plesk issues still exist...but that's a different story.

    Major issues w/plesk security seem to be addressed fairly quickly from what I see. Now, that's just with the RPMs that SW-Soft has specific control over (such as the aforementioned psa-courier-imap, psa-horde, etc.). Things like httpd, openssh, etc., they don't manage, and they don't worry about. They follow the policy of "it's your box to administer, you do your job". Fairly simple, but a pain at the same time...

    Anyway, that's my two pennies, and that's about all it's worth.. Hope it helps you out.
     
  3. zeeman

    zeeman Guest

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    no question, swsoft shouldn't care about the whole packages provided by the distribution.

    I only ask for the psa-* packages installed by the plesk-installer.

    This are great infos, thanks.
    But I've got a (maybe silly) question:
    How do I update the packages?
    Does this happen during the Updater in the plesk-admin-interface or have I to start a scirpt in a shell?
     
  4. Who-m3

    Who-m3 Guest

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    The Plesk Updater (Admin CP -> Server -> Updater -> Plesk Version -> it'll actually highlight the updates available...)
     
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