On 27th January a security vulnerability was discovered that affects Linux distributions, allowing hackers to potentially execute code to gain control of hardware. It has been named GHOST (CVE-2015-0235) and is a critical glibc vulnerability.
Immediately following the discovery, our security engineers began actioning the official patch for all our Linux shared web hosting servers, and this was completed on 28th January.
All of our web servers have been patched and secured accordingly by our system administration team, and we are closely monitoring industry updates so that if any further fixes are needed we can implement them as quickly as possible.
Please note that this is a general Linux security issue, not a WebMe one. Therefore, if you have Linux hosting with any other providers anywhere in the world, we strongly recommend you find out if they have taken action to secure their servers or if you need to take action in order to be protected against GHOST.
If you’re interested in finding out more about GHOST, check out Linux hit by critical security hole.