Patch Kernel for Meltdown CPU Vulnerability
Release date: Jan 12, 2018
Vulnerability identifier: NR18-03
The following New Relic agent versions are affected:
Synthetics Private Location
Version 1.5.2 or lower
Private location images with synthetic monitoring have been updated with patches to protect against the Meltdown CPU vulnerability. Patches to address Spectre have yet to be released by Ubuntu.
Additionally, customers can run in-place upgrades by accessing their private location and running:
sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get dist-upgrade
and subsequently rebooting their machine.
Additional Information: Ubuntu Advisory
- Private locations run inside a customer’s datacenter and will be monitoring internal, trusted web applications.
No known workarounds exist.
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