Debian DLA-1362-1 : gcc-4.9-backport new package
High Nessus Plugin ID 109346
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionGCC 4.9 has been packaged as gcc-4.9-backport for Debian 7. This package will be needed by future updates to linux, and possibly other packages, to implement the 'retpoline' mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre variant 2).
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected gcc-4.9-backport package.