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Security Bulletin NR18-03


Patch Kernel for Meltdown CPU Vulnerability

Release date: Jan 12, 2018

Vulnerability identifier: NR18-03

Priority: High

Affected software

The following New Relic agent versions are affected:


Affected version


Remediated version

Synthetics Private Location

Version 1.5.2 or lower


Vulnerability information

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 update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

and subsequently rebooting their machine.

Additional Information: Ubuntu Advisory

Mitigating factors

  • Private locations run inside a customer’s data center and will be monitoring internal, trusted web applications.


No known workarounds exist.

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