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05|03|2012 12:47 am EDT

ICANN Releases new TLD Application System Security Issue Update

by Frank Michlick in Categories: new gTLDs

ICANN has just emailed another updated regarding the interruption of the new gTLD Application process availability caused by a security hole in the TLD Application System (TAS). According to the report by Akram Atallah, COO of ICANN, they are still planning to complete the currently ongoing notification of applicants affected by the breach by May 8th, 2012.

Here are the statistics from the email:

  • 1,268 registered users in the new TLD Application System (per account up to 50 new TLD applications can be submitted)
  • 95,000 file attachments
  • 455 file names might have been viewed by other applicants
  • System logs are still being reviewed to see which viewings did occur
  • Approximately 105 applicants’ file names might have been exposed to other applicants
  • Approximately 50 applicants might have viewed the file names of one or more other applicants

See the full updated from Akram Atallah, COO of ICANN after the jump.

TAS Interruption – Update (2 May 2012)

Statement by Akram Atallah, COO

2 May 2012

ICANN is in the process of notifying applicants whether they were affected by the software glitch that caused us to take the TLD Application System, or TAS, offline. As we announced earlier this week, we plan to complete this notification process on or before 8 May.

As we notify applicants, we want to share some data that gives insight into the scope of the problem and the number of applicants affected.

At the time we took the system offline, there were 1268 registered users and some 95,000 file attachments in the system. Of these, there were approximately 455 instances where a file name and the associated user name might have been viewed by another applicant. We are continuing to review system logs and packet-level traffic to confirm how many viewings actually did occur.

Our review has determined that approximately:

  • 105 applicants might have had file names and user names viewed by another applicant.
  • 50 applicants might have viewed file names and user names from one or more other applicants.

Work continues on enhancing system performance and testing the fix for the glitch.

  • We recognize and regret the inconvenience to applicants as they try to plan their schedules and resources in anticipation of TAS reopening. As we have previously announced, we will keep the system open for at least five business days to allow applicants to assure themselves that their applications remain as they intended.

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