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Nginx Security Advisory: Update Your Nginx

Nginx has recently posted a major security advisory affecting versions 1.3.9-1.4.0.

The vulnerability relates to a stack-based buffer overflow attack which is susceptible with specially crafted requests to the Nginx web-server.

How to implement the latest Nginx Security Advisory

In order to protect yourself against this vulnerability, simply upgrade or patch your Nginx version to the latest 1.5.0+ or 1.4.1+ release:

How to update Nginx to the latest version in RHEL / CentOS / Fedora:

yum update nginx

How to update Nginx to the latest version in Debian / Ubuntu:

apt-get update nginx

Notice: Backup your web server before updating. The update commands provided above are to be performed at the discretion of your System Administrator.