Operating system upgrades across the board.

Wed Apr 21 12:01:34 PDT 2004 — Operating system upgrades across the board. We are upgrading kernels throughout our network do to a recent discovery of a kernel vulnerability with Linux. This is a “local root” vulnerability, which means we needed to upgrade all systems with customer access before posting about this in our MOTD. This has now been done. There were brief outages in single-server services, such as our shell server, as the systems were rebooted.

Administrators of Linux systems with multiple users may well be served by reading the following link:

www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/360810/2004-04-18/2004-04-24/0

-Scott, Geoff, and (for most of our systems!) Kelsey

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