OpenLiteSpeed 1.4.23 Released! New Customizations, a Vulnerability Patch, and Bug Fixes!

Discussion in 'OpenLiteSpeed News' started by lsrobh, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. lsrobh

    lsrobh Guest

    Hey There Everyone,

    OpenLiteSpeed 1.4.23 is now released! This version adds the option to specify the locations of the real time report and .status files and updates the look of the Example page. It also protects against the target=_blank vulnerability. This release fixes a bug that caused the server to return a 400 error when receiving http PATCH requests and another bug that sometimes caused core dumps due to a static file cache memory error.

    Download link here

    The packages should be available soon.

    Cheers,
    Rob
     
  2. AEDELGOD

    AEDELGOD New Member

    I hate to ask.. I'm a bit newer to LSWS. How do you update from 1.4.22 to 1.4.23 without losing anything? I'm on a debian production server.
     
  3. lsrobh

    lsrobh Guest

    Hello AEDELGOD,

    Before upgrading, we recommend you back up your server directory, just in case. This can be done with the following command:
    cp -pr /usr/local/lsws/ /usr/local/lswsbak/

    To upgrade to version 1.4.23, you can follow the steps you originally used to install OLS again. Specific steps can be found here: http://open.litespeedtech.com/mediawiki/index.php/Help:Installation

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

    Regards,
    Rob
     
  4. AEDELGOD

    AEDELGOD New Member

    Thanks lsrobh, doing this now. So I assume if I needed to revert I could just copy the backup folder over the install?
     
  5. lsrobh

    lsrobh Guest

    Always happy to help. :)

    While restoring your backup this way should be fine, for reverting to a backup in general, we recommend doing the following:

    1. Stop LiteSpeed
    2. Move your current lsws folder to another backup folder, for example: mv /usr/local/lsws/ /usr/local/lswsbak2/
    3. Then copy the backup back to the /usr/local/lsws
    This way there's no risk of interference and if you discover that you needed something from the updated installation, you still have a backup of that folder.
     
  6. AEDELGOD

    AEDELGOD New Member

    Well I didn't need to, it updated flawlessly and quickly. I love OLS.
     

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