CVE-2016-5195 – Dirty Cow

As you may have read in the news almost all Linux systems since 2007 are vulnerable for something called Dirty Cow.

Without going into the details the machines most vulnerable to this exploit would be web facing servers; in other words; our servers.
we are glad to announce that our server park has already been patched as soon the fix was available.

Obviously we keep monitoring the situation and take action when and if needed.

Do you want to know more about Dirty Cow you may find an article here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/10/most-serious-linux-privilege-escalation-bug-ever-is-under-active-exploit/

 

Joomla! 3.6.4 – a security fix

A Joomla! 3.6.4 release containing a security fix will be published on Tuesday 25th October at approximately 14:00 UTC

Since this is a very important security fix, please be prepared to update your Joomla installation’s next Tuesday.

https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5677-important-security-announcement-pre-release-364.html