Critical glibc vulnerability found (GHOST)

Hi ~okeanos users,

As some of you might have heard, a new glibc vulnerability has been found. It has been named GHOST (CVE 2015-0235) and affects most Linux systems. You can find a detailed description of this vulnerability here. From the ~okeanos images that we provide at this moment, the affected ones are the following:

  • (K)Ubuntu, prior to version 14.04
  • Debian, all versions
  • CentOS, all versions
  • Oracle Linux, all versions

On our part, we have updated our own systems, but you are strongly advised to update your VMs too [1]. Moreover, we will shortly ship new versions of the aforementioned images with the patched glibc.

Take care,
the ~okeanos team



[1]: On Debian and Debian derivative systems that means

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade


and on CentOS/RHEL

yum update

Finally, reboot your VMs.

INDIGO-DataCloud project approved

The INDIGO-DataCloud project, with the objective of developing a new cloud software platform for the scientific community, has been approved by the European Commission within the scope of Horizon 2020. The project will bring together 26 institutions and major companies from 11 different European countries, coordinated at the European level by the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).

INDIGO-DataCloud project approved

The INDIGO-DataCloud project, with the objective of developing a new cloud software platform for the scientific community, has been approved by the European Commission within the scope of Horizon 2020. The project will bring together 26 institutions and major companies from 11 different European countries, coordinated at the European level by the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).

Datacenter upgrade works

The ~okeanos datacenter will undergo an upgrade period on January 21. The upgrade will start at 17:00 EET and we expect it to last 5 hours, until 22:00 EET.
It is possible that during this period ~okeanos services (Cyclades, Pithos+) may be affected.

The upgrade works are necessary in order to address problems in our routers software and the activation of new features that will improve our services.

Thank you,
the ~okeanos team