[it-infrastructure-alerts] Emergency security maintenance affecting all project systems

Andrew Grimberg <agrimberg@...>
 

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Subject: [it-infrastructure-alerts] Emergency security maintenance
affecting all project systems
Date: Tue, 25 October 2016 13:49:01 +0000
From: Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin(a)linuxfoundation.org>
To: IT Infrastructure Alerts <it-infrastructure-alerts(a)linuxfoundation.org>



Hello:

We will be applying kernel updates required to address the local
privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195, aka "Dirty COW").
This update will require a system reboot, so there will be intermittent
availability blips affecting all LF projects.

This work will be carried out starting today and will hopefully be
complete before the end of the day (U.S. Pacific time). We apologise for
any inconvenience, but this work cannot be delayed or rescheduled for a
later time due to the critical nature of the vulnerability. Thank you
for your understanding.

Best regards,
Konstantin
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Konstantin Ryabitsev
Collaborative Projects IT
The Linux Foundation
+1-971-258-2363

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