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I'm using cpanel (11.25 Stable 46156) with mod security installed. How can I know the version of mod security that installed in the server?

How can I update mod security manually or make it update automatically ?

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Another way to find it out is by simply restarting your Apache server and look in the logs for info:

$ sudo service apache2 restart

$ grep -i modsecurity /var/log/apache2/error.log

[Sun Mar 08 19:14:02.000210 2015] [:notice] [pid 1912] ModSecurity for Apache/2.7.7 ( configured.
[Sun Mar 08 19:14:02.000278 2015] [:notice] [pid 1912] ModSecurity: APR compiled version="1.5.1-dev"; loaded version="1.5.1-dev"
[Sun Mar 08 19:14:02.000290 2015] [:notice] [pid 1912] ModSecurity: PCRE compiled version="8.31 "; loaded version="8.31 2012-07-06"
[Sun Mar 08 19:14:02.000300 2015] [:notice] [pid 1912] ModSecurity: LUA compiled version="Lua 5.1"
[Sun Mar 08 19:14:02.000308 2015] [:notice] [pid 1912] ModSecurity: LIBXML compiled version="2.9.1"
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cPanel Apache 1.3 uses Mod security 1.x and Apache 2.x uses mod security 2.x

To know which apache you have running type on the shell command line: httpd -V

To know the exact version of mod_security installed, find the file mod_security.c open it with any editor such as nano, vi or the one you prefer and look for the line: #define MODULE_RELEASE

If you have apache 2.x you can simple compile it again with the latest tarball file to upgrade it to the latest version, a step-by-step is available at:

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sorry but i could not find mod_security.c file , by the way i'm using rhel 5 – Libyano Aug 24 '10 at 16:33
in your httpd.conf what is the loadmodule line you have for mod_security ? – Prix Aug 24 '10 at 16:39

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