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6/12/2013 – Stay Protected with cPanel Security Updates

Posted by Jamison on 12 06 2013.

Technology continues to improve and causes many experts to develop ways in targeting a website or computer’s security systems. Since security attacks are starting to be a worldwide problem, cPanel is always on the goal to equip its system with better protection arsenal.

 

Recently, cPanel announced new security releases for cPanel and WHM for its public tiers or available build versions. Users always worry about their cPanel and WHM system’s security, especially if they are used for business promotions or online transactions. For better system protection, cPanel users always keep themselves updated with the latest builds and releases made specifically for enhanced security.

 

Security rating

 

It has been a usual practice for cPanel developers to rate their security updates, which introduces their importance for cPanel and WHM users. Reports that come with this update include its rating for users’ to understand why they should download this update.

 

cPanel terminologies define the term ‘important’ as the rating for inconsistencies that may compromise system authentication processes and levels. Vulnerabilities that may occur within the system without the important updates include elevating users’ privilege levels and result to unauthorized access. For example, these attacks may give remote users a way to view resources that often demand authentication. Command codes may run without authentication and prevent authorized people from accessing their systems.

 

By considering its rating, this update is indeed a needed security update to download for cPanel and WHM systems and assure enhanced protection.

 

Supported cPanel and WHM versions

 

As a latest security update, this security release is available for three cPanel and WHM versions like the 11.36.0.10, 11.34.1.11, and the earlier 11.32.6.2. The 11.30 version will not get this update since it has already reached its End-of-Life or EOL, which states that cPanel will not provide updates on this version.

 

About the update

 

cPanel experts and researchers focused on security issues on these systems conducted studies to discover possible vulnerabilities that may occur in cPanel. However, the company has not released information about these researched vulnerabilities. They are considered classified for users until the company decided to release information online. The only detail available about these vulnerabilities is they target these cPanel and WHM versions, which emphasizes the importance of getting it for their systems as soon as possible.

 

Downloading security updates

 

There is no need to download this security update manually if cPanel and WHM is set to automatically download updates whenever latest releases are available. They don’t have to worry about compromising their security. However, some users did not set their cPanel and WHM to automatically download updates. They are required to update their systems immediately and install this latest release to avoid potential problems. Users will find it more beneficial to download these updates immediately since cPanel’s security can be compromised anytime and cause problems on their websites or servers.

 

cPanel ensures users can protect their systems from possible malicious attacks that may compromise their services or website. Downloading this update will surely promote benefits and keeping users from worrying about this platform when it comes to security issues.