AWS EC2 us-west-2 reboot

Reed Loden reed at reedloden.com
Thu Sep 25 03:41:38 UTC 2014


On Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:39:39 -0400
Peter Beckman <beckman at angryox.com> wrote:

> Likely some sort of potentially serious bug or flaw in EC2 or Xen. AWS
> Security is really on the ball on such things and do everything they can to
> make invisible fixes with no customer impact, but sometimes a reboot is
> required in order to apply the changes necessary to keep customer instances
> safe from attacks and vulnerabilities.

Rumor mill is that it's XSA-108, embargoed until 2014-10-01 12:00
(http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/). Just somebody's guess, though, afaik.

~reed


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