Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015: A critical vulnerability has been found in most Linux operating systems including the distributions we use for all web hosting, email services, and backups. This vulnerability, nicknamed “Ghost”, is outlined in this article. We have already patched all servers, but this particular bug requires a reboot of the servers for the fix to take effect. Therefore, we are scheduling an emergency maintenance window for Thursday the 29th from 12:00am – 3:00am CST (this is Wednesday night into Thursday morning) to perform reboots of all systems affected. During this time, all services will beaffected at some point. We do not expect any service to be down for the entire window.
Update: Maintenance completed as of 2:20am. All services are functioning normally and the Ghost vulnerability has been patched on all servers.
If you have any questions or concerns about this maintenance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-547-6817.