Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.0.2

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Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.0.2

Post by johannes » 17 Jan 2014, 09:10

This is a new update. The upgrade is available only as a web update.

How to upgrade
To upgrade a running system, make sure you don't have any activities running such as uploads, downloads, print jobs etc. Then log in as admin in web-ui. Choose "Settings" menu entry. Choose "Software update" in the sub menu.

Fixed issues
* General security updates (apache, php, ssh, perl, php, python, samba etc.)
* These updates fixes a known security vulnerability that has hit some of our customers (discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4633)
* The update also removes traces of possible intrusions [Edit: by for example wiping the crontab for www-data]

Note that a reboot is recommended after this update, to kill any possible remaining processes from an intrusion.
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by freeman2501 » 18 Jan 2014, 04:43

Props to Excito for your continued maintenance of the B2 & B3 software, despite the "shift of focus" to other products/services.

Upgrading now.

Guy

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by DanielM » 18 Jan 2014, 05:08

Just a little note to HomeAutomation users. This update wipes all cronjobs for www-data, so scheduling will stop. Just to into the scheduling tab in HomeAutomation and click "recreate schedules" to fix this.

/Daniel

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by bico » 18 Jan 2014, 12:06

Having done some modifications to the original installation it would be very nice to have a list of all the modified files. It is somewhat tiresome to reinstall the modifications.

Is it possible?

/Birger

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by johannes » 19 Jan 2014, 05:57

You can do (command line):

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apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade --dry-run
..to see what packages are affected. I guess it should be possible to automatically generate a list of files from that information, someone who knows?
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by ingo2 » 19 Jan 2014, 12:40

johannes wrote:I guess it should be possible to automatically generate a list of files from that information, someone who knows?
All that information is logged in /var/log/apt/history.log* and term.log* in Debian.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are.

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by ingo2 » 19 Jan 2014, 12:44

Sorry, could not add this information to list all the files in the packages:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/32507/ho ... -a-package
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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by 86ivar » 25 Jan 2014, 22:22

I get:
Failed to access MySQL with default root login, unable to continue with upgrade

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by 86ivar » 25 Jan 2014, 22:50

Never mind, it works suddenly :)

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by mike_nl » 19 Feb 2014, 15:11

:!: The update is done 3 weeks ago with no issues.
I have done it so as advised and it was more a game then work.
So much fun after reboot and the check of all things. That was
a little bit more work but needed and i have found no issues.

Thanks to the Team that stand behind all this...

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by Cheeseboy » 21 Feb 2014, 16:49

Quick question:
Am I the only one finding myself without a /home/web/ directory after this upgrade?
Or was it the work of marauders?

If it was the intentional work of the patch (which I could understand), would it not have been nice to warn people before removing the contents?

If you release a patch, please send clear instructions on what it is going to to do, or if that is considered unsafe to do that, at least tell us what to back up first...

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by RandomUsername » 21 Feb 2014, 17:25

It's just you.

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by Cheeseboy » 21 Feb 2014, 18:03

Bummer!
Looks like time to start from scratch...

Thanks for letting me know R.

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by johannes » 22 Feb 2014, 04:00

Yes, we've been careful not to erase peoples data (after all, most B3's are probably not hacked), the only possible damage the update did was to empty the crontab for www-data.
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2&3 software version 2.6.

Post by basd82 » 13 Mar 2014, 17:35

Johannes,

Is excito planning a upgrade to wheezy the debian stable ?

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