ConfigServer eXploit Scanner (cxs) – Released!

ConfigServer eXploit Scanner (cxs) is a new tool from us that performs active scanning of files as they are uploaded to the server.

Active scanning is performed on all text files uploaded through:

  • PHP upload scripts (via a mod_security or suhosin hook)
  • Perl upload scripts (via a mod_security hook)
  • CGI upload scripts (via a mod_security hook)
  • Any other script type that utilizes the HTML form ENCTYPE multipart/form-data (via a mod_security hook)
  • Pure-ftpd

The active scanning of uploaded files can help prevent exploitation of an account by malware by deleting or moving suspicious files to quarantine before they become active. This includes recent exploits such as the Dark Mailer spamming script and the Gumblar Virus.

cxs also allows you to perform on-demand scanning of files, directories and user accounts for suspected exploits, viruses and suspicious resources (files, directories, symlinks, sockets). It has been tuned for performance and scalability.

Included with the cxs Command Line Interface (CLI) is a web-based User Interface (UI) to help:

  • Run scans
  • Schedule and Edit scans via CRON
  • Compose CLI scan commands
  • View, Delete and Restore files from Quarantine
  • View documentation
  • Set and Edit default values for scans
  • Edit commonly used cxs files

cxs is currently a cPanel only product.More information, pricing and ordering available here: