Columbia University Information Technology

Service Alerts


Service Impact: 
Alert Date: 
(Approximate) 03/06/2013 - 08:00am to 03/06/2013 - 09:00am
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UPDATE: Closing this old Service Alert.


On Wednesday, March 6 between 8 and 9am, we will be making configuration changes to a number of web servers to protect against a security vulnerability.

Deploying the configuration change will require restarts, which could cause an interruption in service of a few minutes. The services potentially affected include: Confluence, Cubmail, DARTS, Dokuwiki, Doris, ECRT, HyperContent, Mailman, Sundial, Wind, and websites hosted on our main webservers.

For more information about the vulnerability, known as BEAST, see

CUIT apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause, but this action is necessary to ensure a more reliable service.  If clients continue to experience issues after the service-interruption hours, please contact the CUIT Helpdesk at:


Phone:   212-854-1919



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