how to install CXS in cpanelhow to install CXS in cpanel

Steps to install cxs – ConfigServer eXploit Scanner in CPanel/WHM server.

ConfigServer eXploit Scanner (cxs) is a tool which performs an active scanning of files as they are uploaded to the server. CXS Should only work on a cPanel/WHM server per the product’s requirements. However, you can still install it on a ‘clean’ CentOS machine as long as the required perl libraries are provided.

Safeguard your cPanel or WHM server with ConfigServer eXploit Scanner (CXS). This comprehensive guide ensures optimal security. Access your server via SSH, download the latest CXS version, and execute the installation script. Once installed, configure CXS through WHM’s user-friendly interface. Tailor security preferences such as file scanning options, email alerts, and quarantine settings. With CXS actively monitoring your server, rest assured your website and data are protected from exploits and malware. Prioritize proactive measures to enhance your server’s defenses and ensure a secure online environment. Trust CXS to fortify your cPanel or WHM server effortlessly.

#Make sure we have epel
yum -y –nogpgcheck install epel-release
# Install perl dependencies
yum install -y –nogpgcheck perl-Archive-Extract perl-Archive-Tar perl-Archive-Zip perl-libwww-perl perl-LWP-Protocol-https
yum install -y –nogpgcheck perl-Linux-Inotify2 –enablerepo=epel
## Install clamav scanner
yum install -y –nogpgcheck clamav-server clamav-data clamav-update clamav-filesystem clamav clamav-scanner-systemd clamav-devel clamav-lib clamav-server-systemd –enablerepo=epel
## Configure clamav scanner
/bin/cp -f /usr/share/clamav/template/clamd.conf /etc/clamd.d/clamd.conf
sed -i ‘/^Example/d’ /etc/clamd.d/clamd.conf
sed -i ‘s//root/g’ /etc/clamd.d/clamd.conf
sed -i ‘s/clamd./clamd.d/g’ /etc/clamd.d/clamd.conf
sed -i ‘s/#LocalSocket /LocalSocket /g’ /etc/clamd.d/clamd.conf
sed -i ‘s/#LogFile /LogFile /g’ /etc/clamd.d/clamd.conf
sed -i ‘s|#SelfCheck 600|SelfCheck 86400|g’ /etc/clamd.d/clamd.conf
replace “/var/run/clamd.d/clamd.sock” “/var/run/clamav/clamd.sock” — /etc/clamd.d/clamd.conf
/bin/cp -f /etc/freshclam.conf /etc/freshclam.conf.bak
sed -i ‘/^Example/d’ /etc/freshclam.conf
cat << EOF > /usr/lib/systemd/system/clam-freshclam.service
# Run the freshclam as daemon
Description = freshclam scanner
After =
Type = forking
ExecStart = /usr/bin/freshclam -d -c 4
Restart = on-failure
PrivateTmp = true
systemctl enable clam-freshclam.service
systemctl start clam-freshclam.service
mv /usr/lib/systemd/system/clamd@.service /usr/lib/systemd/system/clamd.service
replace “@” “” — /usr/lib/systemd/system/clamd@scan.service
cat << EOF > /usr/lib/systemd/system/clamd.service
Description = clamd scanner daemon
After =
Type = simple
ExecStart = /usr/sbin/clamd -c /etc/clamd.d/clamd.conf –nofork=yes
Restart = on-failure
PrivateTmp = false
cd /usr/lib/systemd/system
systemctl enable clamd.service
systemctl enable clamd@scan.service
systemctl start clamd.service
systemctl start clamd@scan.service
# disable default freshclam cron and run update nightly
rm -f /etc/cron.d/clamav-update
echo “0 6 * * * /usr/bin/freshclam > /dev/null 2>&1” >> /var/spool/cron/root

## Install CXS
cd /usr/local/src/
tar -xzf cxsinstaller.tgz
# Make sure updates are running on daily basis
ln -s /etc/cxs/ /etc/cron.daily/
systemctl start cxswatch
systemctl enable cxswatch