Active Events

 Windows Server Patching

Start Time: 2/23/18 5:30 pm - End Time: 2/23/18 8:30 pm

Description

ITS system administrators will apply critical security updates to Windows and Linux servers.

There will be brief disruptions to:

  • Faculty/Staff MyDocuments and Department Shares
  • Secure file shares (RMS)
  • Print and fax services
  • TritonApps sessions
  • SharePoint sites
  • Panopto videos

Primary Contact: Mike Toohey


 Scheduled Network Maintenance – 02/21/2018 – 4:00 am

Start Time: 2/21/18 4:00 am - End Time: 2/19/18 6:00 am

Description

Networking will be upgrading the software on equipment located in the following buildings.

AAB -Performing art center
BH – Science learning building
ORH – Nursing Admin. building
ESH– Seton Hall
FAB – Social Sciences and Business Building
KWC – J. C. Penney building
LH – Lucas Hall
MH – Marillac Hall
MSC – Millennium Student Center
MTLC – Math Lab
NAB – Nursing Admin. building
PCC – Optometry Patient Care Center
PAC -Performing art center
SSB – Social Sciences and Business Building

All network and Telephone service will be unavailable during the reboot. (approx. 10 – 15 min.)

Primary Contact: Steve Chapman


 Network Outage – Remote Sites

Description

At 12:58am The AT&T circuit providing Internet to UMSL’s remote sites was lost briefly.  At 1:30am AT&T performed additional inspections to determine root cause, which caused an additional brief outage. Services  were restored  at 1:50am

Posted: 2/17/18 12:30 pm
Last updated: 2/17/18 12:30 pm
Event type: Service Unavailable
Current status: Active
Service Network-Access


 Warning! Mac OSX High Sierra 10.13 Vulnerability

Description

A security flaw has been detected in Mac operating systems, High Sierra 10.13 or greater.  This vulnerability allows anyone to login to a Mac device and change administrative settings by typing in the username “root” with no password more details can be found in the links provided.

 

Systems at Risk

  • Currently, this vulnerability is only detected in users with a Mac operating system that has been upgraded to High Sierra 10.13 or greater.
  • Systems with local console access, such as shared usage computers in teaching or lab environments, where users of shared computers are not privileged with root access.
  • Systems with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) enabled

Systems Not at Risk

  • Mac operating systems that are prior to 10.13
  • Systems using SSH (Secure Shell)

Recommended Actions

  1. High Sierra 10.13 or greater users: A possible fix is to create a root account, then set a password and leave it enabled.  Instructions can be found here: https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/temporarily-fix-macos-high-sierra-root-bug/
  • If you do not have the latest MacOS, do not upgrade to High Sierra 10.13 or greater until a patch is made available

More Information

https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/temporarily-fix-macos-high-sierra-root-bug/

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/28/16711782/apple-macos-high-sierra-critical-password-security-flaw

 

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/142980-macos-high-sierra-root-bug-allows-admin-access-without-a-password-who-is-affected-and-is-there-a-fix http://uk.businessinsider.com/macos-high-sierra-can-be-hacked-with-username-root-and-no-password-2017-11

 

Posted: 11/29/17 7:58 am
Last updated: 11/29/17 7:58 am
Event type: Informational
Current status: Active
Service Security Alert


 New ITS System Status Notification Service

Description

New ITS System Status Notification Service

UMSL ITS has a new method for notifying the campus of system interruptions, maintenance downtime, and other informational announcements.  Events will be posted to a new website which will show all currently active events/notifications.  These notifications will also be posted on Twitter and Facebook.

Email Notifications

Email notifications will be sent for all new events posted on the website.  The email will contain brief information about the event, with a link to the details on the website.

If you would like to start or stop receiving email notifications (Opt In / Opt Out) when a new event is posted, go here:

https://status.umsl.edu/?page_id=111

Searching for Notifications

To search through all Active or Resolved events, use the tools available on the right.  You can filter for all events related to a particular Service, by specific field values, or by date posted.

RSS Feeds

From the main page, you can click the RSS icon  at the top to set up an RSS feed for all currently active events.  If you filter by service, you can click the RSS icon at the top to set up an RSS feed for that particular service.

Posted: 8/17/15 10:32 am
Last updated: 9/22/16 9:49 am
Event type: Informational
Current status: Active
Service Other