Friday 17th November 2017

Reboot of Purple Server, scheduled 3 years ago

The Purple server will be rebooted Saturday between 21:00 and 23:59 UTC on Sat 18th Nov 2017 to load new a new kernel.

This update patched a vulnerability that meant that a local attacker could escalate their privileges on the system.

The outage should only last around 5 minutes while the systems reboots.

Update: 21:17 - This work has now been completed without incident.