[2021-12-13 17:00 – 17:15 PST ] VCEA IT Emergency Maintenance – printserver.vcea.wsu.edu

The VCEA printserver, printserver.vcea.wsu.edu, is being updated to mitigate CVE-2021-44228. The mitigation process requires taking the server offline for approx. 5 minutes. Due to the severity of this CVE, we are applying these mitigations as soon as possible.

See below for maintenance info.


Maintenance Info

POC: VCEA Systems Team (Erik)

What: printserver.vcea.wsu.edu CVE-2021-44228 log4j mitigations


  • Start: Monday December 13, 2021 17:00 PST
  • End: Monday December 13, 2021 17:15 PST
  • Duration of outage (PaperCut NG – printing/billing capabilities): Duration of maintenance window
  • Maintenance or service outages may not last the entire maintenance period. A notification will be sent once maintenance is complete.

Affected resources: printserver.vcea.wsu.edu web interface, end-user printing services

Affected users: printserver.vcea.wsu.edu users

Notes: This maintenance is only expected to take a few minutes to complete

Notification procedures: A notification will be sent as a response to this email when maintenance is complete, or if there are issues/complications. A notification will be sent as a response to this email if this maintenance is rescheduled.

Follow-up actions required (printing users): Jobs submitted during the maintenance period will likely need to be resubmitted

Follow-up actions required (PaperCut web users): Users will need to re-authenticate to the web interface

If users encounter problems with services after the maintenance window is over, they should contact the VCEA Helpdesk online at support.vcea.wsu.edu, by email at support.vcea@wsu.edu, or by phone at (509)335-6773.