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Downtime Saturday 2/20 at 9:00am for myUMBC, Sites and Wiki

We will taking downtime this Saturday morning at 9:00am for MyUMBC, our sites and wiki web environment starting at 9am. We expect each system to be down for a few minutes, and all work should be completed by 11am. 

This outage is being done to patch the systems against a critical vulnerability in the glibc library used by many popular Linux distributions.

We are sorry for the short notice, but we felt it was critical to get these systems patched as soon as possible. We have put additional protections in place on our campus firewall that should stop attacks for the vulnerability for all of campus but we still encourage anyone running a Linux server to update their systems as soon as possible.

For additional information on the vulnerability please follow the link below. 

Release from RedHat

Release from Google

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please let me know. 



Posted: February 19, 2016, 11:26 AM