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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

4:13 PM
RESOLVED: Wikis slow/unresponsive
Service Restored

As of 4:04, we are no longer experiencing a slowdown on wikis.

As of 3:53 there seems to be a slow-loading (>30 seconds) connection to wikis.

11:05 AM
RESOLVED: Delays in updates to TED
Service Restored

The problem has been resolved and all queued updates have been processed.  We are continuing to investigate the root cause of this delay.

Updates to TED (including password changes) are being delayed.  ITS Applications staff are investigating.

11:25 PM
RESOLVED: Appsbuild Servers Maintenance
Service Restored

Maintenance is completed. All services restored.

Maintenance is extended until 11:00 pm.

7:41 PM
RESOLVED: Expedited: Non-Disruptive Red Hat Enterprise Linux security patching for CVE-2014-7169
Service Restored

This maintenance is complete.

A critical security vulnerability for Bash has been identified in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

ITS Systems has been monitoring vendor response and follow up. A previous patch for CVE-2014-6271 was released and applied last week to RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems. Red Hat released a subsequent patch for CVE-2014-7169 to address further concerns for the Bash vulnerabilities.

The latest patch will be applied to all RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems in the following stages, today (9/29):

- All TEST (and lower) hosts, 11:30 am
- All QUAL (and lower) hosts, 12:00 pm
- All PROD (and lower) hosts, 12:30 pm

The patch is expected to be non-disruptive, and has been confirmed to be so on internal test systems.

Based on the tests with the current patch and the lack of any adverse effects with application of patch for CVE-2014-6271, the risk and impact is expected to be Low.

Patches will be applied throughout the day, with completion expected by 5:00 pm.

Critical security updates for Red Hat related to this vulnerability are being made available on the Campus RHNS Service as they are released (typically within 30-60 minutes).

If you run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and do not yet have your systems connected to Satellite, you can find out more information here:

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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