While the Windows Print Server PRINT is back up and functioning, many of you are still experiencing problems printing. We are working to resolve these issues as fast as we can. Please report any problem to idsg@eecs.
IDSG is continuing to troubleshoot the problems with PRINT. While the server has been up for a few hours now, we suspect a hardware problem is growing. IDSG will be taking PRINT down today from 12 – 1 for a hardware upgrade.
This afternoon, WINSWW (winsww.eecs.berkeley.edu), the windows software warehouse, sustained multiple disk failures causing it to become unavailable. IDSG is working to restore the failed volume, but we regret that it will be down for at least the next 24 hours (until 09/15/2005, 5:00pm) while it is being worked on.
Consequently, the Windows “Add/Remove Programs” feature, which allows you to install software over the network from WINSWW, will be unavailable until WINSWW is restored to service.
The main EECS print server, print.eecs.berkeley.edu, is down as of Wed, 09/14/05, 8:00am. There is no ETA as to when it will be back up, although IDSG staff are working on this problem. Access to all printers thru \\print is currently unavailable. We believe this is related to all the issues we have seen with print service since last Friday. We will post any updates as soon as we have them.
The critical Vulnerability in Plug and Play as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039 has become a vector for active exploits and administrative compromise of Windows systems.
There are active exploits in the wild.
Because of this, it is now assumed that any system that has not been patched for the Vulnerability in Plug and Play as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039 is compromised.
Both security@EECS.Berkeley.EDU and security@Berkeley.EDU are actively scanning the network for systems that are not patched for MS05-039.
Effective Today 8/22/05. it is now assumed that any Windows 2000 (Home, Professional, or Server) system that has not been patched for the Vulnerability in Plug and Play as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039 is compromised.
If these scans show any Windows system that is not patched, support for the system will be suspended.
If the system is Windows 2000 (Home, Professional, or Server), it will be required to be re-built from secure media prior to resumption of support.
All other Windows systems will be required to install the patch prior to resumption of support.