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Questions regarding SECURITY UPDATE AND 7.5.7 Release
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Hi,

First how can check if there has been anything uploaded??
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a standard user to obtain elevated permissions on UBB.threads forums and upload malicious files.

Nowadays i'm very insecure how to update, is there a read me file that is helpful from 7.5.6p2 to7.5.7?

Or I might consider to hire one of you good guys to do it..

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Morgan in Sweden

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Re: Questions regarding SECURITY UPDATE AND 7.5.7 Release
Morgan #251216 12/13/2012 12:38 PM
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install/upgrade_changes will tell you which files were added, changed, or removed.

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Well, you have to manually police your web space for files that don't exist in the install directory; usually they'll be .php files so if you go into your images and gallery folders it should be pretty obvious... Takes some time to do.


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Re: Questions regarding SECURITY UPDATE AND 7.5.7 Release
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Hmm don't have a install directory.. is that bad..?
probably deleted it after i imported from classic..


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Re: Questions regarding SECURITY UPDATE AND 7.5.7 Release
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Originally Posted by Morgan
Hmm don't have a install directory.. is that bad..?
probably deleted it after i imported from classic..
It's usually deleted after the install has been completed; one is created when you upload files from the upgrade/install archive.


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Re: Questions regarding SECURITY UPDATE AND 7.5.7 Release
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well you are supposed to deleted the folder after installing or upgrading. LOL


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Re: Questions regarding SECURITY UPDATE AND 7.5.7 Release
Morgan #251303 12/14/2012 4:46 AM
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I can't find any suspicious files but there are a couple "test.file" in some directories.. what are those for?

Oh yes back to basic is there a a guide to update from 7.5.6p2 to7.5.7?
I still don't know how to backup my stuff so i must walking on thin ice..


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Re: Questions regarding SECURITY UPDATE AND 7.5.7 Release
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test files are used for checking if directory permissions are correct; I don't know why they aren't expunged once tested though...


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Re: Questions regarding SECURITY UPDATE AND 7.5.7 Release
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I'm having quiet a few spammers on the forum so I added the reg que feature.

Now where do i find the update to 7.5.7 how to do list? I have downloaded the zip
but still dunno how to backup or upgrade safely.. cheers


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Morgan #251551 12/18/2012 4:58 PM
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You can start with the upgrade docs.
They are updated now within the version 7 upgrade So there is no need to read the txt file within the zip file:
https://www.ubbcentral.com/doc_upgrade7.php
Then before you upgrade you should backup your site:
Using a ftp program such as Filezilla for the scripts and Cpanel for the database



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