Active Events

 Network Maintenance Wellness Center – Sunday 7:00 am –

Start Time: 12/10/17 7:00 am - End Time: 12/10/17 8:00 am

Description

Networking will be upgrading the software on the network switches to fix a know bug affecting the wireless network.  All network and telephone services will be unavailable during the reboot, which will take about 15 minutes.

Primary Contact: Steve Chapman

Posted: 12/8/17 5:06 pm
Last updated: 12/8/17 5:06 pm
Event type: Scheduled Maintenance
Current status: Active
Service Network-Wired, Network-Wireless


 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