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IT Service Alerts

Security Alert: Critical vulnerability for Linux systems - Patch and reboot ASAP!

01/28/15

Status: Open

Description:

A critical vulnerability has been found in glibc, the GNU C library, that affects all Linux systems dating back to 2000. Attackers can use this flaw to execute code and remotely gain control of Linux machines. The IT Security Office encourages anyone running a Linux system to install the software update and reboot their system as soon as possible.

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Scheduled Service Change
Maintenance: Increase in bounced email from cleanup of non-affiliated accounts

01/28/15, 11:29 AM

Status: Open
Expected duration:

Description:

As a result of previously announced maintenance of the Cornell Directory, some individuals sending email, particularly to E-lists, may see an increased number of bounce messages indicating their email was not delivered, as old accounts are cleaned up. ...

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Scheduled Service Change
Modification: WebEx application update (Rescheduled)

01/30/15, 10:00 PM

Status: Open
Expected duration: Until 01/31/2015 at 3:00 AM

Description:

NOTE: the WebEx upgrade originally scheduled for January 23-24 has been rescheduled to January 30-31 by the vendor.
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WebEx will be upgraded to a new release starting on Friday January 30 at 10:00pm and ending on Saturday January 31 at 3:00am. No interruption of service is expected.

After the update is completed, all WebEx host and attendees will receive the new ve...

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Scheduled Service Change
Maintenance: Wi-Fi maintenance

01/23/15, 05:00 AM

Status: Open
Expected duration: Until 02/10/2015 at 7:00 AM

Description:

CIT Network Engineering will be performing maintenance on the Wi-Fi network over the next few weeks that will cause brief 3 to 5 minute outages. The maintenance will occur between 5:00am and 7:00am. See the list below for the date when the Wi-Fi mainte...

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Scheduled Service Change
Modification: Email access removed for some NetIDs without active affiliation

01/13/15, 09:00 AM

Status: Open
Expected duration:

Description:

In preparation for general Directory cleanup and maintenance, a number of NetIDs without active affiliation have had access to email removed. These NetID accounts are not alumni, staff, or students. The people they were associated with have no current ...

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