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This article was published on May 6, 2014

    Heroku cloud platform is down for some as it deploys new security patch

    Heroku cloud platform is down for some as it deploys new security patch
    Roberto Baldwin
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    Roberto Baldwin

    Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

    Cloud platform Heroku is currently experiencing issues that have taken the service offline for some. The service, which is similar to Amazon’s EC2, posted the following information about the issue at 11:03 PM UTC:

    We are deploying a new kernel with the included patch from the CVE. We don’t believe this to be exploitable on the Heroku platform, but protecting your code and data is our top priority, as a result we feel this is a proper precaution. Users may experience connection timeouts while we are deploying this fix, these timeouts should be minimal and limited in length.

    The platform hosts package manager Bower, collaborative writing platform Draft, and publishing platform Svbtle as well as many other cloud applications.

    Photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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