Posts Tagged: Debian

Debian Reports Security Holes in Symfony

On Wednesday, Debian released information about a couple of security vulnerabilities in Symfony. One involves the “Remember me” feature. Debian said that testers discovered a session fixation vulnerability with the “Remember Me” login feature that allows an attacker to impersonate another user if the session id value was previously known to the attacker. The other… Read more »

Debian Wheezy mod_perl apreq_handle_apache2 undefined symbol issue

While installing mod_perl on Debian Wheezy I ran into this issue and log message. /usr/sbin/apache2: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/perl5/auto/APR/Request/Apache2/Apache2.so: undefined symbol: apreq_handle_apache2 To fix it, I had to load the apreq.load module. On Debian, just symlink to the /etc/apache2/mods-available/apreq.load in /etc/apache2/mods-enabled and it is fixed.

Upgrading MySQL on Debian Wheezy Fails

I just did an update to one of my Debian Wheezy servers. After the upgrade Mysql failed to start. That sucked, but fortunately I was able to fix it. All I needed to do was comment out a line from /etc/mysql/my.cnf.dpkg-dist. If you run into the issue, the problem is related to this line in… Read more »

Upgrading Debian Squeeze to Wheezy

I’ve recently done a few upgrades of Debian from Squeeze to Wheezy and it’s a pretty uneventful process. I recommend following these instructions at HowtoForge. The only major issue was that Mysql was removed after the upgrade. My data was still there but I had to install mysql-server. apt-get mysql-server Also you might get an… Read more »