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RedHat CVE and New CentOS Kernel

Posted February 12, 2016 - permalink

Febrary 9th marked the release of a new Red Hat CVE related to the Kernel:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2016-0150.html

Our read of the CVE does not find any issue of concern specific to the toolkit. Its possible the host may be vulnerable to some types of DoS attacks in some particular cases.

New web100 kernel packages are now available for users of the perfSONAR toolkit. You may run 'yum update' to grab the new kernel. You should restart your host after the upgrade completes.

Note this is just a kernel upgrade and the other perfSONAR packages have NOT been updated. Please let us know if you have any questions or issues.

perfSONAR 3.4.x End of Life Scheduling Announcement

Posted February 08, 2016 - permalink

This is the reminder regarding the scheduled the End of Life (EOL) for perfSONAR version 3.4.x.  This is currently scheduled to be Friday April 8th, 2016.  All architectures and products related to pS Performance Toolkit v3.4.x (i386, x86_64) are impacted, and the software will be removed from the active mirrors on that date.

A frozen version will be migrated to a vault (instructions will be provided for use of this construct at a later date) where v3.4 of this software will remain available indefinitely.  You may use the vault in the same way you have used the mirrors in the past, however no updates will be released for any of the software in this location moving forward.

As of February, 84% of perfSONAR instances are converted to 3.5.x, the remaining percentage is a mixture of 3.4.x instances and older unsupported products.  The perfSONAR project strongly recommends that you migrate any old installations to the latest version before the EOL date to reduce the risk of security vulnerabilities.

Annual perfSONAR Survey

Posted January 11, 2016 - permalink

The perfSONAR team is pleased to announce the latest version of the Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting survey. We would appreciate a few moments of your time to fill out this survey. If you feel inclined, please feel free to forward this survey to others in your organization.

http://goo.gl/forms/g1yV3u2bvh

This short set of questions to help the perfSONAR team prioritize future directions. Please respond by January 20, 2016.