Researchers disclosed a security vulnerability affecting side-channel analysis of speculative execution on modern computer processors (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754). This issue affects home computers, phones, tablets and servers. As such, nearly everyone who uses such a device is affected. Our team is working on mitigating this, but we expect to have to reboot every machine shortly in order to protect your data.

We are looking to reboot every machine in our fleet at non-business hours over the next few days, we will soon contact you to let you know of the emergency maintenance window we have allocated for your machine.

We will keep you updated on this serious issue and give you as much notice for any emergency reboots as we possibly can.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-5715
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-5753
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-5754

We will keep this thread updated and apologize in advance for the inconvenience. Should you have any questions about this maintenance, feel free to open a support ticket and our team will be happy to help.

2018-01-05 17:28 UTC: All Singapore shared servers have been updated and rebooted.

2018-01-05 22:44 UTC: All EU shared and dedicated servers have been updated and rebooted.

2018-01-06 13:56 UTC: All USA shared and dedicated servers have been updated and rebooted.