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Sep
21
Critical Updates for Windows service
Posted by Mark Brown on 21 September 2017 05:35 AM
Microsoft has released multiple patches for security vulnerabilities and 0 day exploits in multiple products. Most notable is the .Net framework.

http://thehackernews.com/2017/09/windows-zero-day-spyware.html

We strongly encourage everyone to update their systems as well. Please usage your windows clients to update their systems.

If you are having FULLY managed service level then you can feel free to open ticket with our support team so that they will install it behalf of you.

Sincerely,

SoftSys Hosting
www.SoftSysHosting.com
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Sep
13
Update September 20, 2017:

This maintenance didn't go as expected and we'll need to again perform second maintenance:

On the 22nd of September 2017, between 20:00 and 02:00 UTC (23 September 2017 between 04:00 and 10:00 local time Singapore), we will be performing essential network maintenance on our infrastructure in Singapore. During this emergency maintenance your network connection might experience higher latency.

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Startdate: September 20, 2017 20:00:00 (UTC)
Enddate: September 20, 2017 22:00:00 (UTC)

As part of our commitment to continually improve the level of service Softsys Hosting provides, we want to inform you about the upcoming maintenance on our network infrastructure in Singapore.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
On the 20th of September 2017, between 20:00 and 22:00 UTC (04:00 and 06:00 local time Singapore), we will be performing essential network maintenance on our infrastructure in Singapore. During this maintenance your network connection might experience higher latency.

WHY ARE YOU PERFORMING THIS MAINTENANCE?
SoftsysHosting is committed to providing you with the best possible service and, to do so, we need to keep our infrastructure and hardware up to date.

WHEN EXACTLY WILL MY SERVICE BE IMPACTED?
The expected maintenance window will be 2 hours, in which your services will remain online and reachable. However you might experience higher latency. Our engineers will be available during and after the maintenance in case any issues should arise.

You can review our news section on https://support.softsyshosting.com/ to track updates.

Sincerely,

SoftSys Hosting
www.SoftSysHosting.com
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Sep
7
COMPLETED - Memory Upgrade // HVUK4 (LONDON DC)
Posted by Mark Brown on 07 September 2017 02:35 AM

This memory upgrade has completed successfully and the server is now back online.

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We are bringing the server down for memory upgrade.

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Dear Customers,

We will be upgrading/adding more memory on our Hyper-V host machine HVUK4 to allow more scalability for existing customers. This task will be undertaken at 10:00 PM UK Time (GMT +1) Friday, 08 September 2017. This task will take around 45-60 minutes during which VPS's hosted on HVUK4 will remain inaccessible.

We will keep this announcement section updated regularly during the upgrade process.

Best regards,

Softsys Support
www.SoftsysHosting.com
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May
12
Critical Microsoft Vulnerability
Posted by Ruchir Shastri on 12 May 2017 08:00 PM
Hello All,

In view of recent events that have highlighted the persistent risk of the threat posed by cyber-attacks
( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39899646 ) we strongly advise our customers to apply the following security update, released by Microsoft on March 14th this year: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 as bare minimum and latest Windows updates which include May security roll up (which includes all of the above), if not having done so already.

Microsoft have announced a vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server today. This service (SMB) is utilised to present shares, printers and more on a Microsoft Domain network.

This vulnerability exposes core Active directory components to Remote Code Execution from unauthenticated attackers. They would be able to execute any code they wished to potentially gain access to the entire network. The patches Microsoft have provided should be tested installed as a matter of urgency.

Specific Security reports of the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) are below -

Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability : CVE-2017-0143
Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability : CVE-2017-0144
Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability : CVE-2017-0145
Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability : CVE-2017-0146
Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability : CVE-2017-0148

The released patches target the SMBv1 service and the way it handles the particular requests that can be used to exploit it.

We will proceed with applying this on all fully managed Windows servers on our network along with host machines which will in turn be rebooted over this weekend.

Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.
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Feb
13
[FIXED] - Vulnerability Note VU#867968
Posted by Ruchir Shastri on 13 February 2017 12:09 AM
Hi Customers,

With regards to vulnerability note http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/867968 - we have updated our firewall filters to block outbound SMB connections (TCP ports 139 and 445 along with UDP ports 137 and 138). If you are utilizing any of these ports for outbound SMB connections and want to have an exception created, please open a ticket with our technical support team with IP address that you'll like to exclude from above rule (adding an exception will mean that your server is open to above vulnerability until Microsoft rolls out a patch for this).

Thanks,
Softsys Support
www.softsyshosting.com
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