OpenLiteSpeed Update

Hi, I saw this page about OpenLiteSpeed and my OpenLiteSpeed web admin page says my current version is only OpenLiteSpeed 1.7.16. Does that mean I am exposed to CVE-2022-0072 CVE-2022-0073 and CVE-2022-0074? If so what should I do about this?

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Bobby Iliev
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May 11, 2023
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Hi there,

Indeed, according to the post, OpenLiteSpeed version 1.7.16 is impacted by the issues, which have been addressed in versions

What you need to do is to upgrade your version, you can do that by following the steps here:

For example with Ubuntu, you could do:

sudo apt upgrade openlitespeed

And that should be enough to get you to 1.7.16-3+jammy. To verify the version you can use this command:

apt info openlitespeed

Make sure that you have a backup of your Droplet before the upgrade, that way if anything goes wrong you will be able to revert to the working backup!

Hope that this helps!



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May 11, 2023

Hey @davehamilton,

Yes, it seems like you’ll need to Upgrade OpenLiteSpeed to avoid these CVEs. The good thing is it’s fairly easy to do.

  1. First, stop the OpenLiteSpeed service:
sudo service lsws stop
  1. Update your system’s package list:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get upgrade openlitespeed
  1. Start the OpenLiteSpeed service again:
sudo service lsws start
  1. Verify the update was successful:
/usr/local/lsws/bin/lshttpd -v

Make sure to create a backup/snapshot before you begin with the upgrade process. You can check this article on how to do that :

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