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Spectre & Meltdown on VMware – What you need to patch

Spectre & Meltdown are hot topics at the moment but how does this affect VMware solutions?

VMware have provided detail on their stance on the situation via mostly two KB articles; https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52245https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52264

In summary this is what is covered:

ESXi, Workstation & Fusion

 

VMware Virtual Appliances

Virtual appliances that might be affected include:

  • VMware vCenter Server 6.5
  • VMware vCenter Server 6.0
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers
  • VMware Identity Manager
  • VMware vRealize Automation

Patches for these will be released after testing is concluded. Workarounds already exist: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52264

 

Photon OS