TSD Maintenance window: 2018-01-05 09:00 - 2018-01-08 17:00

Dear TSD user

Due to a serious security vulnerability in modern processors, which in practice affects all operating systems, and therefore almost all IT services, we need to perform maintenance on the entire TSD infrastructure. This means that all TSD services will be affected. Please do not start any critical work during this period.

We will try our best to complete the work tomorrow between 09:00 and 17:00 but due to the scope of work and the short planning horizon it is possible that parts of TSD will remain under maintenance until Monday 8th of January 17:00.

If you want more information please consult UiO security [1]. This has also been widely covered in Norwegian press [2,3]. Those who want more detail about the vulnerability can refer to more technical explanations [4,5].

Regards

Leon du Toit

[1] https://www.uio.no/tjenester/it/sikkerhet/cert/kontakt/

[2] https://www.nrk.no/norge/sikkerhetshull-i-databrikke-skaper-bekymring-1.13850309

[3] https://www.digi.no/artikler/alvorlig-designfeil-i-intel-prosessorer-kan-rettes-i-programvare/415382

[4] https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01/todays-cpu-vulnerability-what-you-need.html

[5] https://meltdownattack.com/

 

For more information check the TSD Operational Log: 

http://www.uio.no/english/services/it/research/sensitive-data/log/

Publisert 5. jan. 2018 10:04 - Sist endret 5. jan. 2018 10:04