EasyApache 4 January 13 Release

We are happy to announce that cPanel, L.L.C. has released an update for EasyApache 4! Take a look at some highlights below, and then join us on Discord or Reddit to talk about this update and much more.

ea-apache2
EA-9506: Do not start htcacheclean service if mod_cache_disk module is not loaded.
ea-libicu
EA-9527: Update ea-libicu to 68.2. drop 67.
ea-nodejs10
ea-php74
EA-9517: Update ea-php74 to 7.4.14, drop 7.4.13 (with fix for CVE-2020-7071).
ea-php74-meta
EA-9517: Update ea-php74 to 7.4.14, drop 7.4.13 (with fix for CVE-2020-7071).
ea-php80
EA-9519: Update ea-php80 to 8.0.1, drop 8.0.0 (with fix for CVE-2020-7071).
ea-php80-meta
EA-9519: Update ea-php80 to 8.0.1, drop 8.0.0 (with fix for CVE-2020-7071).
ea-ruby27-passenger
ZC-8196: Ensure pre-2.7 apps are configured for 2.4 so that they continue to use 2.4. ZC-8188: Configure python if python3 is not there ZC-8188: Provide /etc/cpanel/ea4/passenger.python.
ea-tomcat85
EA-9505: Update ea-tomcat85 to 8.5.61, drop 8.5.60.
scl-php73
EA-9518: Update scl-php73 to 7.3.26, drop 7.3.25 (with fix for CVE-2020-7071).
scl-php73-meta
EA-9518: Update scl-php73 to 7.3.26, drop 7.3.25 (with fix for CVE-2020-7071).
scl-ruby24
ZC-8143: Compile ruby 2.4 binary to work when called directly.
scl-ruby24-passenger
ZC-8188: Make python check verbose and explicitly for mod_passenger package. ZC-8188: Configure python if python3 is not there. ZC-8188: Provide /etc/cpanel/ea4/passenger.python.

This release includes a security patch that has been issued a fix for a CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures), the details of which are included below.

SUMMARY
cPanel, L.L.C. has updated RPMs for EasyApache 4 with PHP versions 8.0.1, 7.4.14, and 7.3.26 and NodeJS version 10.23.1. This release addresses vulnerabilities related to CVE-2020-8265, CVE-2020-8287, CVE-2020-1971, and CVE-2020-7071. We strongly encourage all PHP 8.0 users to upgrade to version 8.0.1, all PHP 7.4 users to upgrade to version 7.4.14, all PHP 7.3 users to upgrade to version 7.3.26, and all NodeJS users to upgrade to version 10.23.1.
 
 
AFFECTED VERSIONS
All versions of PHP 8.0 through 8.0.0.
All versions of PHP 7.4 through 7.4.13.
All versions of PHP 7.3 through 7.3.25.
All versions of NodeJS through 10.23.0.

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

CVE-2020-8265 – CRITICAL
NodeJS 10.23.1
Fixed bug related to CVE-2020-8265.


CVE-2020-8287 – MEDIUM
NodeJS 10.23.1
Fixed bug related to CVE-2020-8287.


CVE-2020-1971 – MEDIUM
NodeJS 10.23.1
Fixed bug related to CVE-2020-1971.


CVE-2020-7071 – MEDIUM
PHP 7.3.26
Fixed bug related to CVE-2020-7071.

PHP 7.4.14
Fixed bug related to CVE-2020-7071.

PHP 8.0.1
Fixed bug related to CVE-2020-7071.


SOLUTION
cPanel, L.L.C. has released updated RPMs for EasyApache 4 on January 13, 2021, with updated versions of PHP  7.3.26, 7.4.14, and 8.0.1 and NodeJS version 10.23.1. 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-2020-8287
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-8265
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-1971
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-7071
https://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php
https://www.php.net/ChangeLog-8.php
https://nodejs.org/en/blog/release/v10.23.1/

Click below for the PGP signed CVE.

EA4-2021-1-13-CVE.signedDownload

More Information

Information about all releases this year can be found in the 2020 EasyApache 4 Changelog and the EasyApache 4 Release Notes. To ensure that you receive up-to-date product news from cPanel, we encourage you to subscribe to the Product and Security updates mailing list on our website. You can also sign up for our EasyApache Development and EasyApache Production lists to see when updates are pushed for our RPMs, letting you know ahead of time what will be updated in each EasyApache release.

Original author: Tabby Worthington

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