I just received this email from the team over at WHMCS. I run an install of WHMCS for another side hustle, so to receive this was quite alarming. Time to fire up the patch machines!
We are writing to advise you of a potential security vulnerability when htaccess directives are not enforced appropriately for WHMCS. This most commonly occurs in web server environments such as nginx.
WHMCS 6.0 and later
How to tell if you’re affected
If the following file is readable from a web browser, then you need to investigate and apply appropriate configurations for your web server environment.
A verification tool has also been made available to assist in determining if your web server environment is affected. This tool can be downloaded here .
How to fix the vulnerability
Please follow the instructions provided in the detailed security advisory:
WHMCS is here to help, if you are unsure if your system is enforcing .htaccess directives you can open a support ticket for assistance.