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Update Nginx to the latest stable version on CentOS 8

To address the security issue CVE-2019-20372 I needed to update the Nginx version to the current stable.

Remove the old nginx:

sudo systemctl stop nginx
sudo dnf remove nginx
sudo dnf install dnf-utils

Create the repo file:

cat <<EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo
[nginx-stable]
name=nginx stable repo
baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/centos/$releasever/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
gpgkey=https://nginx.org/keys/nginx_signing.key
module_hotfixes=true

[nginx-mainline]
name=nginx mainline repo
baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/centos/$releasever/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=https://nginx.org/keys/nginx_signing.key
module_hotfixes=true
EOF

Install and enable the nginx again.

sudo yum-config-manager --enable nginx-mainline
sudo dnf install nginx
sudo systemctl start nginx
sudo systemctl start nginx

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