Maintenance: Restart of the VPN gateways to install new software against a critical security problem

Message-Id: 201602111727
Time: 11.02.2016, 6:00 pm – 11.02.2016, 06:10 pm
Affected: VPN-Access via vpn.gwdg.de, vpn-glt.uni-goettingen.de and webvpn.gwdg.de
Impact: Complete disruption of VPN services for new and existing connections

Background:

Cisco published a critical software bug today. An attacker can use this bug to take over full control over the VPN gateways. Therefore it is important to install and activate the corrected software immediatly.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

In conjunction with this upgrade the VPN client software Cisco AnyConnect is updated as well. This means, that after a new connection the local client software will be updated as well